Former New England Patriots star defensive lineman Richard Seymour is close to the top of the leaderboard in this years World Series of Poker Main Event. Since retiring from the NFL, Seymour has been playing on the circuit amassing over $500k in winnings, so he is obviously a skilled player.
Seymour enters day 5 in 35th place with a 2,750,000 chip stack . Only 354 players remaining from the 8,569 players who entered the tournament at $10,000 each. This year’s field is the second-largest in the tournament’s 50-year history. First prize in the event is $10 million.
In 2017, Seymour explained his motivation to ESPN’s Bernard Lee.
“The first year I played the main in 2014, I really had no clue what I was doing. But I said, it’s the World Series of Poker, or in my mind the Super Bowl of Poker, so let’s do it. And I made Day 2,” Seymour explained. “Taking down a major event such as a WSOP bracelet is one of my goals at the end of the day. I want to have all the chips when the tournament is over.”
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