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This Week's Big Winner: Roger Teska Wins World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Festival Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 28, 2019


Roger Teska has won the 2019 World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Festival $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event. The 34-year-old from Bloomington, Indiana outlasted a field of 373 total entries in the event to win his first WPT title, the top prize of $368,475, and a new 2019 BMW X1. This was the third-largest score of Teska’s career, behind his fourth-place showing in the 2011 WPT Championship for $371,665 and his win in the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party MILLIONS World $25,000 buy-in high roller for $2 million. The high-stakes cash game regular now has career live tournament earnings of nearly $3.3 million. “Having one win under your belt I guess adds a little motivation to try and win a second,” Teska told WPT reporters after his win. “Having a WPT and a partypoker Millions [title] feels pretty good. I’m definitely going to play a few more WPTs for sure. This was the first WPT I’ve played in a long time and they’ve done an incredible job ...

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