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This Week's Big Winner: Jay Lee Wins 2017 World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 11, 2017

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The third running of the World Poker Tour Choctaw $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event drew a field of 924 entries, blowing away the $2 million guarantee to build a final prize pool of $3,121,980. In the end it was 27-year-old Jay Lee who emerged victorious. For the win Lee, a Chinese food delivery person from Austin, Texas, earned his first WPT title and the top prize of $593,173. “It’s amazing,” Lee told WPT reporters after coming out on top. “Cooler hands after cooler hands, but you know it’s a great feeling. A lot of ups and downs, and a lot of happy at the end. I’m glad I did it.” This was Lee’s largest career tournament cash by far, with his previous top score being a 147th-place finish in the 2016 WSOP Millionaire Maker event for $7,589. Here are the five biggest hands that propelled Lee to the win. Tournament: WPT Choctaw Main Event Buy-In: $3,500 • No. of ...


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