From a field of 524 runners that included notables at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club $1,675 Main Event, an unexpected competitor stole the title taking home $168,995 for his efforts.
The winner was Delhi-born Raminder ‘raminator’ Singh from Delray Beach, US, who has been playing tournaments since 2005. Singh has twelve titles prior to this poker event, several impressive finishes which includes a second place for $141,227 at the Lucky Hearts Open in 2016. He missed the media radar perhaps due to mostly small cashes, though he has gathered more than $700,000 in tournament earnings today.
The main event had a prize pool of $786,000 with the top 54 players making the money. Notables to cash included Jerry Wong, Russ Head, Steven McKoy, David Prociak, Phil Hui, Ian O'Hara, Sean Small, Austin Peckand Tripp Kirk.
In the final table, a heads-on was set up between Steven Stout and Raminder Singh. Stout put up a good fight but he met his demise an hour later.
The board sent out giving Singh superior trips to win his first WSOP gold ring along with a seat to the Global Casino Championship.
1. Raminder Singh - $168,995
2. Steven Stout - $104,483
3. Jesus Cabrera - $76,328
4. William Kopp - $56,584
5. Sam Panzica - $42,554
6. David Berman - $32,462
7. Eric Bunch - $25,113
8. Daniel Letts - $19,705
9. Peter Vitantonio - $15,681
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