The October Nine - Russel Thomas

26 July 2012

Russell Thomas was born 24 year ago in Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania). He studied in Temple University (Philadelphia). At this time he started to play online with his older brother, and the passion for poker was born. Currently lives in Hartford (Connecticut), where he works as an actuary.

Although he only dedicates to poker as a hobby, he reached very good results in the WSOP. In 2011 he cashed in 2 Events. Won 84.256$ in Event 16, a No-Limit Hold'em Short-Handed tournament, and another 1.886$ in Event 47, a No-Limit Hold'em with a 1.000$ buy in. This year before the Main Event, ha also got a good result, 40.654$ after falling in 248º in Event 58, the prestigious No-Limit Hold'em Championship. So, until now, Thomas won 126.796$ in WSOP Events; This amount will increase considerably in October since that even if he gets eliminated in 9th he’s already got assured 754.798$.

Thomas will sit at the final table with the 4th biggest stack. His 83 bb will allow him to play his aggressive style without a problem. Although he’s not a pro, already won the respect of his opponents, and assumes as very strong contender to the diamond encrusted bracelet.

Russel Thomas:

NickName - Into2ndwind
Country - USA
Age - 24
Stack - 24.800.000 (83 bb)
Seat - 1

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