In 2009, Freddie Ellis won this event at the experienced age of 77. Here we are three years later and Ellis, who is somewhere around 80 using simple math, is continuing to show his worth in Stud. While the field is littered with 20-somethings, Ellis seems as energetic as someone half his age.
We caught the action in a recent hand on fifth street when Ellis fired out a bet and received a call from Josh Arieh. Sixth street saw Arieh take the lead with a pair of fours and he bet accordingly. Ellis double checked his hand and opted to lay it down. It wasn't much, but it gave us an excuse to let you know that the former champ is still in contention for his second title in four years.
Ellis: (x-x) /
Arieh: (x-x) /