Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Another busy day inside the Rio saw two new bracelets winners crowned and another potentially enthralling final table set.
First to etch his name into the WSOP history books was Benny Chen. The American grinder managed to overcome one of the largest fields the WSOP has ever seen to scoop the top prize in the $1,500 Millionaire Maker. Having garnered an impressive 6,343 entries, the unique tournament certainly lived up to its promise as Chen’s win over Michael Bennington furnished him with a bankroll boost of $1,198,780. In the shadows of Chen’s victory, Matt Waxman was able to force his way past a tough final table to claim his first WSOP bracelet. Having started the finale of Event #7 trailing the chip leader, Amit Makhija, Waxman put in an assured performance and held firm as those around him fell. Indeed, after watching the likes of Jason Koon and Makhija hit the rail, Waxman had to use all of his experience to make it past Eric Baldwin. After battling back-and-forth for seven hours, Waxman was finally able to break the deadlock with A 5s. After a desperate all-in from Baldwin with 7h 4h, Waxman made the call and watched with a smile as the board rolled out: Ad Th 3s 6s 6c. As the final pot was pushed his way, the American pro was able to scoop the $305,952 as Baldwin had to settle for a consolation prize of $189,200. While bracelets were being decided, the final table of Event #9 was being set. The $3,000 shootout attracted some of the game’s best players and tomorrow’s final is certainly a testament to that fact. Indeed, among those vying for the lion’s share of the $1,302,210 top prize is the likes of Tim West, David “Bakes” Baker, Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy, Max Steinberg and Chris Klodnicki.
Christmas is just around the corner and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are getting into the holiday spirit by offering online poker players the chance to double one re-load deposit up to $100.
Juicy Stakes has announced the launch of a series of daily freeroll online poker tournaments that will award players with spots into special weekly games featuring prize pools of up to $300.
Four online poker players that won prize packages into the $2,400 main event of the PPC Aruba World Championship 2016 courtesy of Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are on their way to the Caribbean this weekend and will be joined by vlogger ‘TheTrooper97’.
Americas Cardroom has released its fifth and final sponsored video chronicling the action from the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016, which ended on Sunday with Latvian player Eduards Kudrjavcevs taking the main event title and its $143,675 first-place prize.
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