WSOP What To Watch For: Eric Baldwin Chasing Second Bracelet
PokerNews is back with another edition of What To Watch For from the 2012 World Series of Poker. After action wrapped up on Monday, Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em and Event #22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball are each set for their final day on Tuesday. These two events will have all eyes on them as two more bracelet winners will be crowned.
Baldwin Looks for Second Bracelet
In 2009, Eric Baldwin won his first WSOP gold bracelet in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. He'd often been considered as one of the better players without a bracelet prior, but that all changed. Baldwin will be looking for his second piece of WSOP hardware in this event and enters the day in very good position. He'll be number three of 17 overall and has a real shot at taking this down for number two.
Can Smith Continue His Hot Streak?
In 2012, Dan Smith has simply been crushing. It all began when he won the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge for over a million dollars in January. He's cashed numerous other times since that victory, including winning three events at the European Poker Tour Grand Final.
Smith has never made a WSOP final table, but will be looking to change all of that here and continue his amazing run in 2012. He's already scored a 17th-place finish at this year's WSOP and will enter the final day of this event in 10th place.
Will Buchanan Finally Get the Elusive Gold?
Everyone knows Shawn Buchanan has amazing skills, but he has yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet. He has finished second three different times in his career and it's about time he was able to get the monkey off of his back and win one. He's down to the final nine in this event and is very, very close yet again. Buchanan enters the final day of the tournament sixth in chips.
Flack Looks for Number Seven Again
As we talked about in a previous edition of What To Watch For, not many people know that Layne Flack has won a whopping six WSOP gold bracelets. He's through to Day 3 of this event and has a second shot this series at WSOP gold. In the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, Flack ran deep and finished fourth, but his next gold bracelet would have to wait. Only Billy Baxter and Men "The Master" Nguyen have seven bracelets; six others have more than seven. It would put Flack in extremely elite company if he's able to go on and win the gold.
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.