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This Week’s Big Winner: Chicken-Wielding Poker Player Frank Stepuchin Wins World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championship

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 24, 2019


Winner, winner, chicken wing dinner! Armed with a literal forked chicken wing in one hand, and a steady supply of beers in the other, Frank “The Tank” Stepuchin ran over a stacked final table at the Gardens Poker Championship for his first World Poker Tour title and the $548,825 first-place prize. “People oftentimes think I’m a guy passed middle age who’s hammering beers, and doesn’t look like he’s ever paying attention so they assume the wrong thing,” Stepuchin told the WPT after his win. The event, which began back in January at the Gardens Casino in Los Angeles, was the first of three delayed final tables to be set on the WPT, and the second to wrap up at the HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The $10,000 buy-in tournament drew 253 entrants to create a total prize pool of $2,428,800. Here are the five hands that propelled Stepuchin to the title. Tournament: WPT Gardens Poker ...

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