John Racener Interview - November Nine Draws Near
The new face of Fein energy drink, John Racener, hasnât been getting much sleep these days, but is it energy drink overload? I would probably guess the answer would be all the nerves, excitement, and build up surrounding the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event final table happening in less than 24 hours.
âIâm extremely excited, I donât really feel nervous or anything because this is what I do. Itâs just something that Iâm used to doing, playing poker; obviously itâs the biggest stage Iâll ever be on. Iâve had visions and dreams about hands at the final table, Iâm thinking about it 24/7.â
John has been playing poker for several years now and is feeling pretty confident about his play. He opted to not get training and decided to spend his break traveling to London and Cypress to play poker. He did take the time to watch some of the coverage but knows that with editing itâs hard to pick up on tells from an opponent and feels confident his opponents picked up nothing on him.
âI think ESPN did a really good job; the only thing about it is they donât really show how long players actually think about hands so it doesnât show the full affect on how intense it wasÂ in some situations.â
âFrom what I hear a lot of the players have been saying good things about me. As from what theyâve seen I donât think there was much to pick up on.â
Besides for an overload of press, interviews, and fans stopping him on the street, Johnâs life is pretty much the same. Well plus an extra million in the pocket (at least) and a national energy drink commercial airing. Heâs also seen an overwhelming amount of Facebook friends pouring in. If John thinks it's getting bad just look at Joe Sebok with one-million followers on Twitter,Â John still has a long way to go!
âIâve never friend requested anybody but I had about 500 friends coming in and now I have about 1000. Every day when I wake up I probably accept about 10 friend requests itâs pretty unbelievable.â
Good luck to John!! He will be railed tomorrow by plenty of family and friends who have been very supportive of him even long before he shot into stardom. He also has the support of Poker Junkie blogger Compncards and from what I've seen I'd have to agree that Racener has a real shot at takig down the 2010 WSOP Main Event.