Going into the third day of the 2010 WSOP Main Event, the number one chip leader with $387,800 in chips is David “a$$ou” Assouline. Assouline is a 25-year old from Montreal, Canada. His name may be new to you, as this is Assouline’s first WSOP Main Event. However, Assouline is showing the poker world that you don’t have to be a well known, seasoned professional to kick “a$$” at the World Series of Poker.
Although Assouline has never played in a WSOP Main Event before, he does have some experience with big buy-in tournaments. He played in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure earlier this year. He also has won a variety of other online poker tournaments. Last October, he took home $149,171 as the winner of the Sunday Warmup tournament, he won the Sunday Second Chance for $53,831 in April, and he recently won the Sunday Million for $61,500, all PokerStars tournaments.
Assouline is excited about participating in the WSOP Main Event and his wish for a smooth transition from online to live poker tournament events seems to be going his way. He is playing a strong game, but Assouline admits that lady luck isn’t hurting either. He says, “To have as many chips as I do at this point in the tournament, you have to have a few coolers go your way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m playing well, but I’ve had my aces run into kings twice already.”
Keep an eye out for David Assouline as the WSOP Main Event continues.