7,319 players signed up for the 2010 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas. Brandon Steven, car dealer and father of 5 from Wichita, Kansas, went out on 10th place after 8 days of poker. In other words, he was very, very close of making it to the final table and being guaranteed at least $810k with the chance of winning the first place prize of almost $9 million dollars and getting the world champion title.
Even though Brandon Steven didn't make it all the way to the final table, he still received $635k and should be quite happy with his results, or? Well, according to what he said in an interview with ESPN, it doesn't seem that way.
"It's good money, but I make a good living from other incomes already. I'm looking for challenges. I really need a big win. It's not about the money." said Brandon Steven in an interview with the TV channel ESPN.
Can't sleep at night
"Damn it, it hit my sometimes and I can't sleep at night since that day when I got knocked out of the Main Event. I was so close to $9 million and becoming a champ."