Barstool Sports’ Cracking Aces Podcast Hosts Crush It On Day 1 Of The Main Event
The Sports powered bar stool Crack the Aces poker podcast featured in a big way during Tuesday’s Day 1c session of 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main event.
Not one, but two of the show’s entertaining hosts will head into Thursday’s Day 2abc session with more than three times the starting stack of 60,000 chips.
Eric “Nate” Nathan Stool ended the 12-hour session with 201,300 tokens, while his co-host and longtime Barstool content creator Adam “Smitty” Smith returned to his hotel excited to pocket 184,600 chips, well above the chip average.
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For “Nate bar stool,“It’s not the first time he’s been in such a position. In 2017, he pocketed 228,000 on Day 1 and was rolling high, but didn’t get the money. Last year he blew it all away on Day 1 with the suitable four-three. But not this year. On Tuesday, everything seemed to be going well for the University of Maryland alum.
“Man, it was good from the jump,” said Nathan PokerNews. “I won hands early, flopped well, made a few straight rivers in the early levels and steadily increased.”
By dinner break he had about 126,000 before being moved to another table. The table change was not initially a bright spot for the longtime Barstool Sports blogger. He quickly lost over 25% of his stack, “and then it all turned around playing good and flopping better,” he said.
“Just solid play and solid card streak,” Nathan said of his overall performance on Day 1c.
Smith, aka “General Spank”, had a similar run on day one of the World Championship of Poker. The Philadelphia Eagles fanatic and co-host of Cracking Aces will head into Day 2 with over 200 big blinds.
Day 1 of the Main Event, the final opening session, kicks off at 11 a.m. Wednesday in what is expected to be the biggest starting flight in the tournament’s 53-year history. In response to such a request, the WSOP called earlier this week to move survivors from Day 1c from the Day 2cd session (Friday) to the Day 2ab session (Thursday). The game of ten is almost a certainty on Day 1d.
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