One of the Internationals on the final table, Matthew Ashton hails from the Liverpool, England, and although he may not be the most well-known player on the final table, his results speak for themselves.
With six WSOP cashes to his name, two of Ashton’s have come this year. More amazing is that they are both final tables where he took 3rd in Event 5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo and then 2nd in Event 13: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo.
Only 1 of his 13 lifetime cashes have come in a non-mixed game discipline, so although he may be the baby-face of the final table, Ashton’s skills equal that of most of his counterparts. And if Ashton can finish 3rd or better he can move into outright second in the race for Player of the Year behind Daniel Negreanu.