We have a gentleman over here in the Orange section who's apparently a bit of a satellite buff. In the month of June, Ken Shelton won seven WSOP satellites. And four of them were big ones, earning him enough lammers to buy into this Main Event several times over. In fact, in those seven satellites, he earned a total of $54,693 in tournament entries. Average buy-in: $706. Average winnings: $7,813. That's not too shabby an ROI, and Shelton was more than willing to share with us the secret to his success.
"You want to know the secret?" he asked flatly. "Re-entry."
Shelton used some of those lammers to buy himself into the $5,000 Six-Max Event #40, finishing in 11th place to add another $11,903 to his wallet. He's here with us on Day 1d of the Main Event, too, and he's worked his starting stack up to about 42,000 as we write.