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This Week's Big Winner: Chino Rheem Wins PCA Main Event For More Than $1.5 Million

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 27, 2019


Chino Rheem is a three-time World Poker Tour champion. The 38-year-old also made the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event. From 2008 through 2013, the L.A. poker pro put together an impressive run, managing four seven-figure scores during that stretch. While he has found major success at the WSOP and on the WPT, Rheem entered 2019 having yet to secure a signature win in an event outside of the United States. That all changed when he outlasted a field of 865 entries to win the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, taking home $1,567,100. This was the fifth seven-figure score of Rheem’s career, and it saw his lifetime live tournament earnings surpass the $10 million mark. Rheem has been at the center of controversy in the tournament poker world in the past, and was even put on probation by the now-defunct Epic Poker League shortly after he won one of their main events for ...

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