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This Week's Big Winner: Asher Conniff Wins WPT World Championship

A Hand-By-Hand Breakdown Of Conniff’s Massive Score

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 24, 2015


Asher Conniff never intended to play in the 2015 World Poker Tour Championship, but fresh off a victory in the kickoff event of the Borgata Spring Poker Open, the Brooklyn, New York native was feeling good about his game and registered for a $1,000 online tournament on The only problem was that he signed up for the wrong tournament and instead found himself in a $1,600 satellite to the WPT Championship. It could have been a costly misclick, but instead Conniff won the seat and ultimately, the title along with the $973,683 first-place prize. Here’s a look at the five biggest hands that propelled Conniff to victory. The Tournament: WPT Championship Buy-In: $15,000 • No. of Entries: 239 • Prize Pool: $3,462,050 • 1st Place Prize: $973,683 Conniff Gets A Huge Gift To Surge Up The Leaderboard The Action Asher Conniff raised to 26,000 from middle position, and Simon ...

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