A poker player from the United States has qualified for the 2022 WSOP Main Event while fast asleep. Eric Goldstein forgot that he registered for the $80 satellite which awarded a single seat into the Main Event and went to bed without giving poker a second thought.
Imagine his surprise when the next day he woke up to a pile of messages telling him that he had won, beating his 125 opponents.
Nine Consecutive All-ins!
Eric Goldstein was a lucky guy to have picked up this win. Normally in a tournament where every hand is played all-in pre-flop, if a player isn’t seated then their blinds are taken and their hand is dead.
In this WSOP.com satellite, it didn’t matter even if the player was logged in or not.
“I got home from a long day of work and was watching the (Poker Players Championship) and a friend messaged me. So I registered with like 30 minutes until it started and had to go to work at 6 a.m., so I passed out early and woke up to a lot of messages that I had won it.” He also won’t have far to travel as he currently lives west of the Strip in Summerlin, a short drive to Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
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