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Brekstyn Schutten is now the answer to a trivia question - and is also a newly minted millionaire - after taking down the largest event in the 19 year history of the World Poker Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Schutten defeated Steven Snyder heads up to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and take home the $1,261,095 first place prize at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The event, which initially ran in late April, drew 2,482 entries to smash the previous record for largest WPT live event (1,795) and largest WPT event ever, besting the 2,130 entries that the WPT Online Championshi
It's a little more than 2,500 miles from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida to the PokerGo Studio at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and none of the six players who made the final table of the record-setting World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown are going to mind making the trip. Each of the six made the final table of the record-setting SHRPS and will play the final table at the PokerGo Studio on May 18 with $1,261,095 going to the eventual champion. France's Sonny Franco bagged up the slightest of chip leads when play con
Niklas Astedt is one of the most successful online poker tournament players in history. Astedt has held down the #1 ranking on PocketFives 10 times in his career for a total of 85 weeks. On Sunday, the Swedish poker pro earned the sixth-largest cash of his career by winning Event #15 ($1,050 Weekender) of the World Poker Tour Online series. Astedt made his way through 117 other players before beating a final table that included Jens Lakemeier, Stefan Schillhabel, Manig Loeser, and eventual runner-up Tyler Goatcher. Astedt won $174,751.50 while Goatcher had to settle for $124,333. Sonny Fran