Level 8 (Blinds 300/600/75)
It’s not often that poker players get the opportunity to gain a sponsor, let alone a mainstream one at that. It takes someone with a larger than life character, who is capable of being loud and “in your face” without overstepping boundaries. Will “The Thrill” Failla is just that player, and his recent marriage with Monster Products seems like a perfect match.
Failla already had put together a super solid poker resume prior to 2011, but he really burst on the scene with his WPT win at the Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. Will would eclipse his career earnings with that one score, earning himself $758,000 and the title of WPT Champion. Failla has gone on to amass total tournament earnings over $4,358,000, with much of that coming here at Borgata. It was a year ago this series that Failla took down the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Six-Max), besting Jonas Wexler to add another Borgata trophy to his mantle. Since that win, Will has cashed in 17 events, including seven final tables and three wins.
Will has been fairly low key this afternoon while watching his iPad, sitting with a 18,000 stack in front of him at the moment.