Slice of WSOP Life: Indefinite Leave to Remain

by , Jul 14, 2008 | 4:34 am


This weekend wasn’t about life-changing money so much as it was about life-easing money for those who went super-deep (top 1 percent), but not deep-deep-deep in the main event: Margo Outhred reading David Sedaris’ latest (When You Are Engulfed in Flames) while awaiting important updates via text from her husband Alex. Though supposedly tournament poker is all about going for the win, there were points when he got short-stacked that she became very interested in the payout levels, and would rush back into the Amazon Room to let him know what they stood to gain if he could hold on for X spots longer.

63rd-55th place paid $115,800

WSOP Academy instructor Alex Outhred finished in 54th(-46th) for $135,100 — a small but noticeable victory on his way out of the 2008 WSOP main event.

3 Comments to “Slice of WSOP Life: Indefinite Leave to Remain”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I don’t know if 135k is really life easing money for Alex. He won more when he finished 4th at a WPT final table, and won 500k on “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”.

  2. DanM

    Booking a $125k profit covers a lot of tournament buy-ins and travel expenses. Not saying he didn’t want to win, but there come various points in tournaments where you time your moves based on the potential for negative results.

  3. California Jen

    Alex most definitely wanted to win and was playing to win.

    He’s such a great guy… I’ve known him since we worked at the World Poker Tour together, and he has made such great success for himself without ever stepping on the toes of others. Very kind and considerate guy, and I couldn’t be happier for his successes in life, one of which is marrying the love of his life Margo. 🙂

    Congratulations, Alex!