Neil Blumenfield is third in chips at the final table of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. At 61, he is also the second-oldest player ever to final table this event (the oldest, Pierre Neuville, will be competing against him this year).
Neil talks to us about this dubious honor as well as the other challenges facing him as an amateur, albeit a serious and accomplished one, among professionals.
You can root for Neil in November when ESPN airs the final table of the WSOP Main Event. If you’re in San Francisco, check out his girlfriend’s store.
Our strategy hand comes to us from the author of A Main Event Rookie Lives the Dream.
:30 – hello and welcome
12:40 – strat
54:30 – interview
Blinds 2000/4000/300. UTG2 (80K) limps. Hero has JJ in the HJ and raises to 12,000. BB calls and the limper folds.
Flop (34.5K in pot) Q-6-8r. BB checks, Hero bets 20K, BB calls.
Turn (75K in pot) Q86Jr. BB checks, Hero bets 65K, BB calls.
River (205K) Q-6-8-J-10. BB shoves 70K.