PNIA Main Event (Day 1A): Poker Hall Of Famer T.J. Cloutier In The Field

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Total PNIA Main Event Entries: 102

While there are a fair amount of notable players in today’s Day 1A session, we would be remiss if we didn’t start today’s look at the field without first mentioning Poker Hall of Famer T.J. Cloutier.

In the history of poker, there are many titans of the game who have come and gone and gradually faded away with time. Even at 77 years old, T.J. Cloutier is still plenty active in the game and has the results to back up his play in recent years.

Despite not travelling for tournaments nearly as much as he once did, Cloutier has put together a solid collection of scores with a few of his biggest hits coming at Choctaw. In January 2015, Cloutier put together a run to finish second in a WSOP Circuit event here that accumulated over 4,000 entrants. That run earned Cloutier $122,000 to add to his over $10,000,000 in career tournament earnings.

Since then, Cloutier has continued to put together fantastic results in fields numbering in the thousands. This summer, Cloutier bullied his way to 14th place finish in the 6,900 player WSOP “Monster Stack” event. The poker world was abuzz in the latter stages of the tournament as one of the true legends of poker made his way toward what would have been his seventh career WSOP bracelet putting him fifth all-time on one of poker’s most prestigious lists.

It is clear that the 2006 Poker Hall of Fame inductee still has a passion for the game as he takes his seat on Day 1 of the Poker Night of America Main Event. Given his recent track record, it will be no surprise to see Cloutier deep in the latter stages of what will be another four-figure field.


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