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This Week's Big Winner: Matt Waxman Wins World Poker Tour Tournament Of Champions

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 04, 2018


The third running of the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions drew a field of 80 entrants. Players who won a WPT title during season XVI received their buy-in as part of their first-place prize, but past champions had the option of buying in for a rake-free $15,000. Additionally, the WPT added $100,000 to the tournament, bringing the total prize pool to $1,365,000. The three-day event wrapped up in late May, and for much of the final table, it looked like four-time WPT champion Darren Elias was destined to win his fifth, and second in two weeks after taking down the inaugural WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic. The New Jersey-based poker pro came into the final table with the biggest stack after a double knockout busted both Ryan Riess and J.C. Tran to end day 2, and he continued to run hot, taking out Nick Schulman and David Benyamine. Then, during ...

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