Very seldom does someone live up to the buzz.
Especially in poker. There’s too much variance.
And then there’s Calvin Anderson.
Going into the 2014 WSOP, Anderson, who originally hails from Yukon, OK, was the guy all the guys/gals in the know were talking about. He was crushing online (as Cal42688 he has earned a combined $5M+ on PokerStars and Full Tilt), could play all of the games, and was supposed to be just as good live.
Now, we’ve heard about these guys before. Every WSOP there are one or two of them. Almost every WSOP, they don’t live up to the hype.
Anderson though came out the gate, guns a blazing. He finished 14th in 2014 WSOP Event #2 for over $63k. He final tabled Event #22 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E.) for over $50k.
Just a week later, Anderson broke through, winning his first gold bracelet.
Anderson captured Event #30 ($1,500 7CS 8oB), earning $190,538. He defeated Joe Tehan, whose name still sounds too much like “Tehran” for our liking, heads-up for the title. Tehan banks $118,014 for second.
Get full results here.