In Issue 26 of the Gauging Times, we highlighted Scott Cook’s successful trip to the World Series of Poker (W.S.O.P.) in 2008, where he won $14,138 by finishing 32nd out of 1,397 players in Event #13. That was quite a feat for only his second trip to the W.S.O.P., and we all knew it wouldn’t be the last time he would win. You may recall that last year he took his prize and bought into the Main Event (the biggest poker tournament in the world), where he proceeded to lose most of those winnings.
Well, this year, Scott went back out to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the W.S.O.P. Main Event tournament again. This time, he performed much better than he did last year. Out of 6,494 entrants, Scott took 40th place, cashing for $178,857 on poker’s biggest stage. In fact, if you watched the W.S.O.P. Main Event coverage on ESPN, you might have seen him several times working his way through the field.
While only playing poker since 2005, Scott has put a lot of effort into the game. To be able to play with the best players in the world, after only that short amount of time is truly impressive.
In talking with Scott, there is no doubt in his mind that he could have done better and he plans on reinvesting his winnings from this year’s Main Event into more W.S.O.P. tournaments in the future.
After so much success in his first four years of poker, we are excited to see where the next few years can take him. Great work, Scott!
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