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Darren Elias achieved history on February 24 by winning his third World Poker Tour (WPT)title at theWPT Fallsview Poker Classic CA$5,000 Main Event for a massive $335,436.
With this win, Elias becomes the fifth player to hold three titles, following Chino Rheem, Anthony Zinno, Carlos Mortensen and Gus Hansen. Elias had won both his previous titles in 2014 at the WPT Borgata Championship for $843,744and WPT St. Maarten for $127,680respectively.
Following the win, Elias said, “ It was a good tournament. I got dealt a lot of good hands in this one, a lot of big preflop hands. I kept getting aces and kings, I got pretty lucky to win. It was smooth sailing most of the way.”
The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic was a single re-entry event that attracted 489 hopefuls and the top 64 finishers got a piece of the prize.
Elias was among the mid stacks when the last 22 players returned for action on Day 3. It took a couple of hours to reach a six-handed table and short-stacked Abdull Hassan was the first to depart, when his were cracked by Jean-Christophe Ferreia’s .
Manig Loeser was next to exit at fifth and subsequently Elias began his domination of the table. He began by ousting Andrew Chen at fourth place and two hands later he knocked outJean Ferreia at third.
Elias had a minor chip lead at heads up, but it took only three hands for him to claim the title. The final hand arrived as Elias’ faced Eldridge’sand held strong to claim the title.
Eldridge earned CA$300,982 for a second-place finish.
FINAL TABLE STANDINGS:
1.Darren Elias ($335,436)
2.David Eldridge ($224,613)
3.Jean-Christophe Ferreira ($144,465)
4.Andrew Chen ($106,865)
5.Manig Loeser ($80,149)
Abdull Hassan – C$86,184 ($64,316)
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