Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Interview with Bill Cole: "This is My Dream"

• Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
William Cole

Bill Cole is making serious noise here on Day 6 of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Officially the oldest player remaining in the field, and armed with a rowdy rail, Cole is trying to stay alive with around 1.4 million in chips.

During the most recent break, PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado spoke with Cole about his experience in the Main Event and running deep. Here’s what he had to say.

Earlier you were all-in with ace-king against ace-queen and said, “Whatever happens, I’m living the dream.” Can you expand on that?

This is my dream. This is my ninth WSOP Main Event and I’ve never made the money until this time. I’m living the dream and whatever happens, happens. It’s been a great, great run and a dream of a lifetime. If I make the final table then that will be sensational but it has been sensational already.

You eliminated Nick Yunis earlier in the turnament. What’s your reaction to ending someone’s tournament life?

Slide your chips my way. No mercy! I’m 70 years old, darlin’. All these young kids have lots of opportunities left. I don’t have that many left.

Then as a 70-year-old, are you intimidated by the younger players?

Hell no!

You have bracelet winner Blair Rodman on your rail. How do you know him and is he giving you some tips?

Blair and I are longtime best friends. He is the most knowledgeable player that I’m a close friend with. He is a sensational guy who has written some great books on poker and is advising me every step of the way.

Regardless of what place you finish, will this be your greatest poker achievement?

You bet. I’m really looking forward to see where I end up. Let’s reach the final table.

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