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This Week’s Big Winner: Ben Palmer Wins First-Ever World Poker Tour Event At Venetian

by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 08, 2019


Ben Palmer has won the inaugural World Poker Tour Venetian DeepStack Showdown $3,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, defeating a field of 734 entries to secure his first WPT title and the top prize of $431,655. This was his 340th career live tournament cash and by far his largest. The win brought his lifetime earnings to $2,732,635. Palmer was also awarded 1,368 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win, enough to see him climb into 41st place in the overall POY rankings. This was the first WPT main event ever held at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The huge turnout saw the $1 million guarantee easily surpassed, with the final prize pool growing to $2,333,800. Here are the five hands that propelled Palmer to the title. Tournament: WPT Venetian DeepStack Showdown Buy-In: $3,500 No. of Entries: 734 Prize Pool: $2,333,800 1st Place Prize: $431,655 The Action Farber raised to 65,000 and Williams responded by moving all in for his last ...

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