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ClubWPT's Leron Washington Survives Day 1
Level 5: 300-600, 75 ante
ClubWPT.com's Leron Washington may have ended the day with less than he started with, but "Dream187" is keeping things positive as usual.
Washington said his first goal coming into the WPT Championship event was to survive the first day of play. He did just that, ending the day with 46,000. While that may sound like a small amount compared to the 100,000 chip starting stack, Washington will still have plenty of room to maneuver with 57 big blinds to start the day.
It was a bit of a roller coaster affair for Washington, who got short early in the day after running top two pair into another player's set. He found a way to nearly triple up when he turned a Broadway straight and got it all-in against Bay 101 Champion McLean Karr's set of jacks.
That hand pushed Washington up to 120,000, but a series of tough hands whittled away at Washington's stack. His kings failed to hold up against Keith Ferrera's suited connectors and he had to make another big laydown holding top pair on a Q-J-8 board against Karr.
Like any good boxer, Washington bobbed and weaved his way through some tough spots to accomplish his first goal and survive to Day 2. Now his sights are set on the next day of play, where he hopes to pick up some big hands and get some momentum going to achieve his ultimate goal for this event: a second WPT final table.
09:05 PM, 04/18/10