Steve Albini, the musician behind Shellac and Large Black who’s recorded numerous basic information for different artists, can be a very good poker participant. On Saturday, Albini gained a World Sequence of Poker gold bracelet after competing within the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. occasion and beating 773 different gamers. He took residence an enormous prize of $196,089. Albini couldn’t look any happier in the photo documenting his big win.
“Every thing in my life is available in items, in elements. Poker is one a part of my life,” Albini instructed WSOP.com after profitable. “So once I’m taking part in poker, I attempt to decide to it. I attempt to take it significantly. I strive to verify I dedicate the eye to it that it deserves as an occupation. However it’s solely a part of my 12 months. I solely play tournaments on the World Sequence of Poker. I play money video games informally in Chicago. It’s part of my livelihood, however it’s not my career.”
That is the second time Albini has gained a World Sequence of Poker event, following his 2018 gold bracelet for beating 310 gamers in Seven Card Stud to the tune of $105,629. Again then, he was sporting a Cocaine Piss t-shirt in the course of the massive win. This time round, Albini dressed up for the event in a Jack O’ Nuts shirt, tweeting that the Athens noise-rock musicians “bring me luck.”
“The primary one felt like a fluke. This one additionally felt like a fluke. I used to be all-in one million occasions on this event,” he instructed WSOP.com. “Within the Stud event, the bracelet that I gained in 2018, I used to be by no means all-in in that event. I used to be by no means in need of chips. However it nonetheless felt like I type of fluked it as a result of I beat a desk filled with actually nice gamers that I didn’t count on to beat. This time it felt like a fluke as a result of I used to be so brief on chips so typically, and I saved getting all in, and I saved surviving.”
Poker Central launched the brief movie Albini Cashes In, which chronicles his first World Sequence of Poker win, in 2019. That very same 12 months, Shellac launched The Finish of Radio, a double album that includes two beforehand unreleased BBC Radio Peel Classes.
Revisit Pitchfork’s characteristic “Steve Albini’s 10 Finest Data.”