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Anthony Marquez Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $1,500 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Cash Game Player Tops Field of 1,748 Entrants To Win $393,273 and First Gold Bracelet

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Anthony Marquez is the latest champion decided at the 2017 World Series of Poker. The Ventura, California resident topped a field of 1,748 entries to win the $1,500 six-max no-limit hold’em event, capturing the first-place prize of $393,273 and his very first WSOP gold bracelet.

“This has always been a lifelong dream of mine,” said Marquez after emerging victorious.

Marquez came into the final day in second chip position with 21 players remaining, but by the time the final table was set he was the outright leader. And once he moved to the top of the leaderboard he never looked back. He scored four of the five knockouts at the final table en route to the title.

Marquez had plenty of tough competition joining him on day 3 of this event, including Matt Stout (18th – $20,434), WSOP bracelet winner James Mackey (11th – $26,591), Ismael Bojang (8th – $46,887), Matt Berkey (5th – $87,141) and two-time World Poker Tour champion Daniel Weinman (3rd – $170,477).

Marquez scored a doubled elimination to set up a heads-up showdown with Demosthenes Kiriopoulos. He was facing two all-ins and made the call with the AHeart SuitKSpade Suit. He was up against Steven Buckner’s JSpade SuitJHeart Suit and Weinman’s KClub SuitKDiamond Suit. The board ran out 9Diamond Suit5Heart Suit3Club Suit2Club Suit4Heart Suit and Marquez made the wheel to scoop the pot and take more than a 4-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play.

In the end Kiriopoulos hot his last chips in on a 10Club Suit6Heart Suit5Heart Suit flop with the JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit only to get called by Marquez’s KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit. The 4Diamond Suit on the turn and 10Heart Suit on the river secured the pot and the title for Marques, sending Kiriopoulos to the rail in second place with $242,978.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Anthony Marquez $393,273 1080
2 Demosthenes Kiriopoulos $242,978 900
3 Daniel Weinman $170,477 720
4 Steven Buckner $121,114 540
5 Matt Berkey $87,141 450
6 Ilkin Amirov $63,506 360

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