You might not know the name Ashly Butler, but you very well may by the time the WSOP Europe comes to an end. The young pro from New Orleans, Louisiana has traveled to Cannes to take his shot at the big time.
Butler has silently been having a heck of a year in 2012, racking up $136,500 in winnings thus far. That includes a third-place finish in Event #8 $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo at the WSOP for $102,373, and a heck of a showing at the WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi where he nearly won the Casino Championship after winning a ring in a $365 No-Limit Hold'em event and finishing second in another.
In a recent hand, Butler managed to get his stack of 4,500 all in preflop alongside a short-stacked player in Seat 9. Both of them were at risk and covered by the player in Seat 2.
The board ran out a clean and Butler eliminated Seat 9 while doubling through Seat 2.