Brandon Crawford has had an up-and-down experience in Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. On Day 1, he ran and played better than everyone as he finished chip leader among the final 117. Crawford, who hails from Los Angeles, California and works in digital marketing, used that chip advantage to make it to the final table, albeit as the second shortest stack. That means he faces an uphill battle if he hopes to capture his first gold bracelet.
Even so, we happen to know Crawford is friends with Justin "Boosted J" Smith, who stopped by the tournament area to wish his friend well late on Day 2. If Crawford can get some advice from his experienced friend, he might just be able to make a run at the title.
Today marks Crawford's third, and largest, cash at the World Series of Poker. He also has one WSOP Circuit score for $32,990, which came from a sixth-place finish in the 2012 $1,600 Main Event at the Bicycle Casino. While that score was nice, his largest actually came in the 2011 L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 Championship Event when he finished 16th for $50,340. That career score could change today though if he can manage to finish fifth or better.