WSOP Tournament of Champions

Tales from the Red Section Table

Andrew Barton - no friends here

Erik Seidel may have tweeted, "You can see how all these players became champions," but there is one wild card at the table - our online qualifier, Andrew Barton. Since play started, we believe that not one of the other players has said a word to him. You'd think it might be a bit more friendly, but this is apparently all business.

Meanwhile Phil Ivey was the only player who didn't manage to make it back from break on time. We can only imagine he thought it was going to be 20 minutes instead of 10, or perhaps he felt confident enough with his 19,000 stack that he didn't mind blinding off for a little while - the blinds are still very small, after all. Either way, he's taken his seat again now, and play continues.

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