Nicholas Rigby made some interesting calls with on Day 5 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, where he built a big stack throughout the day. But it wasn't because of his love for NBA legend Michael Jordan, who famously wore the #23 for the Chicago Bulls.
When poker's world championship tournament concludes next week, one player will take home $8 million. If Rigby continues stacking chips at his current rate, he just might claim that nine-figure prize. But there appears to be only one thing that could stop him from reaching that mountain top — refusing to fold a hand dubbed in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as "The Dirty Diaper."
There is actually a reason why he loves to play the three-deuce, and it has nothing to do with GTO. Rigby's rowdy and inebriated friends on his rail inside the Amazon room explained on the PokerGO stream why their pal likes to play the 3-2.
"The Diaper is a famous hand in Pittsburgh," one of his friends explained to PokerGO's Jeff Platt. "The three-deuce is called The Dirty Diaper if it's off-suit, and we play it all the time."
Rigby's friend continued to explain that they play the 3-2 game in Pittsburgh like others play the 7-2 game, where everyone at the table must ship a chip to a player who wins a hand with 7-2. In their case, the bounty is on for when a player takes down a pot with the 3-2.
In the Main Event, or any tournament, you can't play those games, but Rigby's a cash game player, according to his friends. During Day 5 of poker's biggest event, he brought The Dirty Diaper game across the country to Las Vegas, except no one else was playing along.
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The final day of the Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha gets underway at 2 p.m. local time.
Yesterday's Day 2 saw 126 players return to the felt and after 10 levels of play, only eight remained. Rafael Mota goes into the day as chip leader and leads the pack by a large margin with 7,515,000 chips.
GGPoker qualifier Motoyoshi Okamura bagged the second highest stack with a total of 3,835,000 chips whilst Nick Yunis is not far behind his 3,190,000 chip stack. Okamura isn't the only GGPoker qualifier remaining, Leonid Yanovski bagged 2,070,000 with both qualifiers looking to capture their first WSOP gold bracelet.
Final Table Seat Draw
The final eight players will return today at 2 p.m. local time to the Amazon Gold section at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to play down to a winner. The event resumes on Level 26 where blinds are 30,000/60,000/60,000.
All eight players have secured $20,737, but of course, all eyes will be on the $209,716 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home as well as the much sought after WSOP bracelet.
Final Table Payouts
Stay tuned here as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all of the action as the day unfolds.