The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship attracts the best players from across the world. Most of these players are easily recognizable, but there is one players seated over at Table 372 that may not be overly familiar to poker fans. We're talking about Elior Sion, who is currently testing his mettle against the likes of Phil Ivey and Mike Leah.
If you don't know that name, you may recognize him by his online handle "Crazy Elior." Sion broke onto the online poker scene back in 2011, and since then he's steadily moved up the stakes to become a regular at the $300/$600 pot-limit Omaha and $200/$400 no-limit hold'em tables. While he's used to mixing it up against the likes of Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene, Sion hasn't been faring overly well in 2014; in fact, right now he is down $515,300 on the virtual felt.
Sion, who hails from London, England, was born in 1990, which makes him one of the youngest players in the field. Other than that, little is known about Sion, who declined to be interview by PokerNews earlier this year.
As for his WSOP experience, Sion has three cashes to his credit. The first came back in the 2012 WSOP Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E., where he took fifth for $55,422. The other two came last week when he finished 91st in Event #33 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $2,628 and 11th in Event #39 $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $30,927.
Sion is accustomed to playing behind a compute screen, but here in Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship he is underneath the poker spotlight. Rest assured we'll be keeping track on the online star throughout the tournament.