Let's have a look at today's Poker Nation news post about poker.
The 2017 World Series of Poker $3,000 no-limit hold’em shootout event attracted a field of 369 players, amassing a total prize pool of $996,300. Ultimately, the title and the $229,923 first-place award went to Katy, Texas resident Upeshka De Silva.
This was the 29-year-old’s second WSOP career bracelet. In 2015, he won a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event for $424,577. Originally from Sri Lanka, De Silva now has upwards of $1.7 million in career tournament earnings.
To clinch the event, a player had to survive three single-table tournaments on the trot. Everyone who claimed their first table finished in the money and was guaranteed a cash prize of at least $6,407.
Key members at the final table included Taylor Paur, Jean Gaspard, Olivier Busquet and Jan Schwippert. Others poker players who earned some cash included Matt Glantz, James Obst, Andy Philachack, Jean-Robert Bellande, Andre Akkari, John Racener, Jared Jaffee, Barry Greenstein, and Dominik Nitsche.
Final Table Standings:
|1.||Upeshka De Silva||$229,923|
Prominent poker pro Kunal Patni’s sublime form continues in poker tournaments abroad
Prominent poker pro Kunal Patni has been on a hot streak of late. Just last week, Patni finished second place in the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event for $115,368.
The New Year is well and truly on its way with the WPTDeepStacks in Berlin, and followers of poker in India will be glad to know that notable pro Kunal Patni has made it to the final day of the Main Event.