John Racener: The Next WSOP 2010 Main Event Champion?November 8, 2010 8:53 am
WSOP finalist John “J Money” Racener (24) doesn’t mind the fact that he’s going into tonight’s monumental game a huge underdog, as he knows that in the topsy-turvy world of heads-ups poker, all things are possible.
However, John Racener knows he will quickly need to overcome a huge chip disadvantage to stand any chance tonight, considering the price of poker will resume at 600k/1.2m blinds and 200k ante, with Racener holding only 30 million chips to Duhamel’s 188 million.
“I feel like if I double right away, it can be a (heck) of a match,” commented Racener.
Racener certainly has the poker experience to pull of such a feat, having managed to accumulate $1.5 million in tournament earnings over the past four years.
He also has another great poker quality; patience, and knows how to wait for the right moments to strike and give himself the best shot at the WSOP title. Explaining how he was able to make it all the way to the heads-up phase of the competition, the young Tampa Florida pro said:
“My play and patience showed that I wanted it the most. Everyone else was too busy gambling in situations that were just very unnecessary in my opinion. I just waited it out and it worked out perfect for me.”
While all eyes are upon Canadian Jonathan Duhamel (23) to take down tonight’s WSOP 2010 main Event, and the $8.9 million top prize, John Racener has no intentions of settling for second best. Although the $5.5 million runner-up prize would still be very nice, Racener will be looking to double his chips early on and narrow the gap between himself and his Canadian opponent.
However, that fact will not be lost on Duhamel, who commented earlier:
“If I give him a little space, then he’s going to have room to do stuff. I just don’t want to double him up in the beginning, that’s for sure.”
The much anticipated WSOP 2010 Main Event final showdown will resume at 8:00pm PT tonight in Las Vegas.