Drew Amato has been covering the World Series of Poker since 2014. This year he’s covered the U.S. Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl for Poker Central. Twice per week, Amato will share his favorite images from the World Series of Poker. Enjoy this recurring piece as, in his own words, Amato describes the biggest moments in the game.
The stakes? Higher. The pots? Bigger. The field? Significantly smaller. Emotions are at an all-time high for each player, increasing the significance of each hand as it might just hold the keys to their tournament life.
For most players, things start to get serious on Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event, as their dreams of $8.8 million slowly start feeling as though it’s within reach.
Today, 1,182 players returned, all guaranteed $15,000, which in any other tournament would be worthy of celebration, but things are different in the Main Event. As a photographer, this is when a regular tournament truly turns into an event, and that’s a lot of fun to shoot.
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