The 44th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) has seen Canada take seven of the 31-bracelets on show, a stunning performance that has not been seen since the UK took five bracelets back in 2010.
During the British invasion of 2010 Stuart Rutter was securing his biggest cash prize to date with a third place finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Shootout event for $179,617; a year where he had brushed up on his mixed game skills to try and increase his likelihood of winning a WSOP bracelet.
Since 2010, Rutter has cashed in the $2,500 Razz competition on two occasions, and we caught up with him as he was making it cash number three. He was sharing a table with another mixed game hero from the UK in Stephen Chidwick, WSOP bracelet holder David Bach and the legendary Billy Baxter. If you think that’s tough then consider George Danzer was just getting eliminated as I arrived to carry out the interview.
“I was taught the game by a man called Dr. Razz, who might possibly be the best Razz player in the world, only he has played this event eight times and has never cashed, so maybe his magic is rubbing off on me.” Said Rutter.
Let’s hope the magic continues. 36-players remain from a starting field of 301 entrants. 34 get paid and at the time of writing Stuart Rutter was sitting in sixth position.