Shaun Colquhoun, One Veteran's Story
Shaun Colquhoun, who has been covered in this event today after rising to the top of the chip counts early, is here representing Warriors Poker.
Colquhoun, who had a 4th place finish in Event #1 at this years WSOP, is an U.S Army Infantry veteran, who was medically discharged. Serving 6 years from '07-'13, with part in Afghanistan, Colquhoun has lived in Las Vegas for the last 8 years, playing cash games across Vegas casinos for the last 6.
He also is a celebrity host for cash games across the city, working with Phil Ivey, for example.
According to Colquhoun, Warriors Poker is a fantastic organisation that helps fund Veterans with buy-ins, so they can play poker tournaments. Colquhoun has spoken of how calming poker can be, helping those with post-traumatic stress to find focus and community.
A charming guy, Colquhoun is focused on trying to win a bracelet, after just missing out at the start of the WSOP summer, with this event his target.
There will be plenty of other stories from this event over the next two or three days, keep it here with PokerNews, where we'll try to bring you more stories like Shaun's as the event progresses.