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WSOP Main Event Bust Rewarded by Bodog

The 2013 WSOP Main Event is currently underway at the Rio in Las Vegas, with 6,352 players having paid the $10,000 buy-in.

While those numbers get whittled down to the final table of nine players after play concludes on July 15, one name you won’t see among the November Nine is Mark Jefferies. Jefferies had the unfortunate and dubious distinction of being the first player to get knocked out of the Main Event.

However, the shame of having 6,351 players finish ahead of Jefferies may be short-lived. Bodog’s anonymous poker concept that is based on Jonas Odman’s Recreational Poker Model is big on making sure that bad poker experiences are kept to a minimum, and perhaps even made better.

As such, all Jefferies has to do to turn his bad experience at the Main Event into a good experience is to send a photo of himself to the Bodog Network to earn an all-expenses paid trip to the $100,000 Grand Final of the Anonymous Poker Series in Manila, Philippines. That ought to take the sting out of busting out the the Main Event and departing Vegas before the majority of players had even looked at their first hole cards.

As part of the promo (and perhaps to remain anonymous), Jefferies can, if he wishes, sport the mask of Zorro in his photograph. That ties in with Bodog’s bent toward anonymity (and may ease some of the shame of finishing in 6,352 place).

While Jefferies’ bad fortune may well turn out to be good, he won’t be alone. Bodog is offering two more seats at the $100,000 APS Grand Final for any WSOP players who sport a Zorro outfit while seated at the WSOP tables and send a photo to [email protected]


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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.