There is no rest for the wicked at the World Series of Poker, which saw some of the biggest names in action over a highly competitive weekend in the Las Vegas. One of the biggest names in action this past weekend was Phil Hellmuth, who managed to pull clear in the $10k Deuce to Seven event.
There were other big names in action across the competitions that were taking place, and you can find out more about some of the action from this past weekend below.
Eslami Claims Success In Event 36
There was a famous success this weekend for Ali Eslami, who managed to get his hands on a first ever gold bracelet. The American star was involved in the Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 of Better, and the competition finally came to a close after three days of action. Eslami was crowned as the winner of the event, as he topped a field of over 470 players to pick up a top cash prize of $135,260. The number of players involved meant that the prize fund for the event stood at $628,785. It was a competitive event throughout, with only the top 71 players getting their share of the prize fund.
The heads-up action saw Eslami and Chris Papastratis go head-to-head, but it was Eslami who managed to overcome the challenge and take the win. However, it was the biggest purse that the runner-up had ever taken from an event, as he won $83,598. Previously, he had only won $11,399 in prize money from poker events. Other players to be in action on the final table included Jeff Madsen, Scott Lake and Thomas Taylor; all of which finished in the top five. John Holley finished the competition back in seventh, while David Aganian finished down in eighth to take the final spot on the final table, and he cashed out for $12,801.
Chan Wins First WSOP Event
There was also a famous success for Lok Chan at the WSOP over the weekend, as the star from Hong Kong picked up a first ever success at the competition. He is also the youngest player to have a win at the event this year so far. Lok Chan claimed success in the 35th event, which was the Mixed Bag. A total of 281 players were involved in the competition, which helped set up a total prize fund of $625,225 overall. However, it was to be Chan’s big moment, as he managed to seal the top prize and pick up a first ever WSOP golden bracelet.
He finished with a total prize pot of $144,338, as he held off pressure from Canadian Drew Scott to win the competition. All of the remaining players on the final table were from the United States. Rami Boukai finished third for a cash prize of $61,675, while Michael Trivett, Christopher Smith, Galen Hall and Aaron Kupin rounded off the final placings in the top seven of the competition.