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This Week's Big Winner: Sam Panzica Wins WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 26, 2017


A total of 806 entries were made in the 2017 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star $7,500 no-limit hold’em main event, a record field for the unique event that dates back to 1997. This year’s six-handed final table played the host to a number of exciting storylines, including Chino Rheem looking to become the first-ever, four-time WPT main event champion and two-time bracelet winner Paul Volpe going for his first title on the WPT at his third final table. In the end, the storyline that won out was Sam Panzica capturing his second title on the tour less than six months after winning his first. Panzica overcame the record field and the stacked final table to emerge victorious, earning the first-place prize of $1,373,000 and adding his name the WPT Champions Trophy. Here are the five biggest hands that propelled Panzica to the win. Tournament: WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Buy-In: $7,500 No. of Entries: 806 Prize Pool: $5,722,600 1st Place Prize: $1,373,000 The Action Sitting ...

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