A Christian player who made a deep run in the WSOP Main Event has finished his run by leaving his stack to blind out at the tables. The player explained that he had not wished to play due to a religious fast.
A player has exited the WSOP Main Event in unusual style, after he deliberately allowed for his stack to blind away while he was away from the tables.
Jarett Nash had made in into Day 5 of the event, but failed to show up on Saturday to take his seat.
After repeated attempts to contact him in his Bellagio hotel room, he was finally reached, but to the surprise of the event organizers he explained that he had chosen not to play because of Sabbath.
Nash told CardPlayer
that he and his wife are non-denominational Christians, who take a day off to rest every weekend, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
The fast includes absence from physical activities and "pleasures of the self," Nash explained.
He showed no signs of regret, but said that he had had a look at the tournament schedule, and that he was prepared to take the Sabbath off, should he last until Saturday.
"I knew what was going to happen," he said.
Nash according to updates had more than 500,000 in his stack before choosing to sit out for the entire Saturday.
After blinding out he eventually finished the event in 171st place for a $45,000 prize payout.
He said to be happy with the money and that he believes "God has a plan" for his first Main Event cash.