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This Week’s Big Winner: Dylan Linde Wins World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jan 30, 2019


The 2018 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,400 no-limit hold’em main event attracted 1,001 entries, setting the record as the largest ever field in a $10,000 buy-in event on the WPT. The huge turnout built a prize pool of $9,709,700. After five full days of intense poker action, the lion’s share of that money was awarded to Dylan Linde. The poker pro from Coeur d’Alene, ID emerged victorious with his first WPT title and the $1,631,468 first-place prize. “I’m stunned,” Linde told WPT reporters. “I was in for five bullets and all I wanted to do is get even. I was like, ‘Okay, I just want to get 24th place and make $8k, that’s great.’ And then I got there and it just felt like freerolling. And I was confident, played my game, and I’m still in shock.” In addition to the hardware and the money, Linde was also awarded 2,400 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his second ...

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