Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy headed to the dinner break as a massive chip leader in here in Event #9. The online poker legend is closing in on his second WSOP bracelet, having already won one in a $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament in 2005 — the first stud tournament he'd ever played at the time.
We caught up with Josephy during the dinner break to briefly discuss his run in this event.
PokerNews: You’re one of the most accomplished online players and have earned only one WSOP bracelet, which was a Stud event. How does it feel being a bracelet winner in a game that you’re most unfamiliar with?
Josephy: That was quite lucky. It was a long time ago and at the time it was my first time ever playing Stud, so I’ll contribute most of it to luck.
How confident are you leading into the final three?
Right now things are going my way. I mean, of course, anything can happen but everything is going pretty well for me so I feel very confident.
You busted Alessandro with versus his . Can you talk a little bit about that hand?
Basically Steve Silverman raised and we both had plenty of chips so I wanted to see a flop in position with a playable hand. When he shipped I was first inclined to fold but then realized that I had enough equity to call. The board ran giving me a full house so you know, I was fortunate to hit the board the way I did.