After a very hectic, yet exciting day of poker on Monday at the Rio for the 2012 World Series of Poker, things look to have settled back down a bit going into Tuesday where only one bracelet event will be on its Day 3. That event is Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em and it will be the focus of this edition of the PokerNews What To Watch For.
Van der Fluit Looks for Second Bracelet This WSOP
Vincent van der Fluit won his first WSOP gold bracelet earlier this summer in Event #11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. In an even bigger field, van der Fluit has made his way to the final 14 players and his hopes are still alive for earning a second bracelet and becoming the first double bracelet winner of 2012.
Is It Time for Gold for Stout?
Matt Stout has been grinding the poker tournament circuit for several years now with his first live cash dating back to 2006. Although he does have a gold WSOP Circuit ring to his credit, Stout does not have a gold bracelet. In fact, he only made one WSOP final table and that was last year in Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. Sitting 10 of 14 remaining, Stout has a great chance to get his second WSOP final table and push even further towards the ultimate poker goal of winning a WSOP gold bracelet.
Can Nicholson Add Bracelet Win To Circuit Win?
David Nicholson from Perkinston, Mississippi, had the largest score of his career when he won the Main Event of the WSOP Circuit Bossier City stop for the 2011-2012 Circuit season. Nicholson now finds himself in a spot where he can go on to win an even more prestigious piece of gold with a WSOP gold bracelet if he's able to defeat the other 13 competitors in this event.
Zaki Looks for Breakout Win
Justin Zaki has a few large scores to his credit, but no wins in his live tournament career. His best result was a third-place finish in the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown in April of 2011 for over $415,000. Outside of that score, Zaki only has two others that break the five-figure mark. Zaki will surely have his eyes on snatching up that first big, breakout win in Event #33, but first he must make his way to his second WSOP final table in order to give himself a shot.
As always, you can find PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 WSOP on our Live Reporting Pages. We look forward to having you follow along and stay tuned for plenty more from our What To Watch For series.