Brad Booth last week admitted to be in serious financial troubles but pledged to pay back a large number of creditors with any potential winnings from the WSOP. Now, he has recorded his first minor cash in Event #23.
Brad Booth shook most of the poker world last week when he published a heartfelt Youtube apology
to a number of unnamed players.
The debacle started when fellow pro Doug Polk posted a thread on TwoPlusTwo
, in which he claimed that Booth owed him $28,000 in unpaid debts.
The case soon spun off with several other pros revealing similar cases of borrowing money to Booth, only to see him take off and never pay.
Broke and facing alcohol and gambling problems, Booth last week published his public apology and promised to work his way back on top.
With a $100,000 stake for the 2012 WSOP, Booth promised to grind his way back and use 75% of everything he would make to pay back his creditors.
Now, he has made his first step towards fulfilling that promise, as he made his first cash in the series in Event #23, the $3,000 6-Handed NLHE.
In a starry event which counted several big names, Booth managed to finish in 73rd place to make a minor $5,927 cash.
The money may be far from enough to satisfy his creditors and clean his name, but it marks a start from the former high stakes
Meanwhile, Event #23 continues at the Rio in Las Vegas and is now down to its last two tables, as just 18 players remain in contention for the bracelet.
Among those who are still sitting with chips in front of them are a number of well-known names, including Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Freddy Deeb
, Scott Mongomery and Andrew Lichtenberger.
Daniel Alaei, Gavin Smith
, Jason Senti and Liv Boeree also all made it into the top 50 before busting out.
First prize for Event #23 is $567,624, and a winner is expected by found by tomorrow morning.