Musician Steve Albini Takes Down Second WSOP Bracelet

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Musician Steve Albini Takes Down Second WSOP Bracelet
21 Jun

Musician Steve Albini has won Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E for $196,089 collecting his second WSOP bracelet in four years. The recording engineer has worked with countless huge names in the music industry including Nirvana and Jimmy Page.

Just a Hobby

For a guy who considers poker only a hobby, Steve Albini is sure making it pay. In 2018 he topped a 310-entry field to win the $ 1,500 Seven Card Stud event and now he has just beat his 772 rivals to win another bracelet.

Clearly stunned by the turn of events, Albini told that it all felt like he’d just been lucky.

“The first one felt like a fluke. This one also felt like a fluke. I was all in a million times in this tournament. In the Stud tournament, the bracelet that I won in 2018, I was never all-in in that tournament. I was never short of chips. But it still felt like I kind of fluked it because I beat a table full of really great players that I didn’t expect to beat.
This time it felt like a fluke because I was so short on chips so often, and I kept getting all in, and I kept surviving."

He reiterated that poker is just a hobby but one that he takes very seriously.

“Everything in my life comes in pieces, in parts. Poker is one part of my life,” he said after his win. “So when I’m playing poker, I try to commit to it. I try to take it seriously. I try to make sure I devote the attention to it that it deserves as an occupation. But it’s only part of my year. I only play tournaments at the World Series of Poker. I play cash games informally in Chicago. It’s a part of my livelihood, but it’s not my profession.”

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