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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
Poker's Mid-Major circuits are home to some of poker's brightest up-and-coming stars. Each month, PocketFives breaks down the big winners from the WSOP Circuit, WPT DeepStacks, Heartland Poker Tour, and Mid-States Poker. Viet Vo Conquers Rio Las Vegas WSOP Circuit Main Event The Las Vegas WSOP Circuit events are usually the biggest and arguably the toughest fields of the season. Viet Vo beat out 951 other players to win the first Circuit ring of his career. "It feels good. I’ve been wanting this for a long time. I got second in the Main Event in Chicago three years and a half ago. I g
The World Poker Tour’s second stop of season 17 wrapped up on Tuesday as the final table of WPT Choctaw crowned a winner. Brady Holiman, a car salesman from Texas, brought the chip lead to the final table and stormed his way to his first WPT Championship and the $469,185 first place prize. The final table came together boasting a variety of experience. Three players, including chip leader Holiman, Timothy Domboski and Christopher Smith were all assured the largest cash of their career simply by making the final table. Viet Vo, had already earned over $1 million in career earnings and Tony