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Cord Garcia: Circuit Grind Leads to Colossal Victory

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Jul 08, 2015

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To kick off the opening weekend of the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP), The Colossus event made its inaugural debut. Since its announcement earlier this year that the prize pool would be a guaranteed $10 million, players from all around the world anticipated playing in this massive event. The WSOP management was prepared to host over 24,000 entries. In the end, 22,374 entries (with 14,284 unique players) paid the $565 entry fee. The champion would not only receive the coveted gold bracelet, but also $638,880. After five grueling days on the felt, 25-year-old Cord Garcia outlasted the largest field in poker history. Amazingly, this event was his first WSOP cash. However, this young poker pro is far from a newbie in the world of tournament poker. Beginning in the 2011-2012 WSOP Circuit season, the Houston native became a self-professed nomad, grinding on the WSOP Circuit from stop to stop ...


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