Jim Anderson has outlasted Gabe Patgorski to become the first ever winner of a World Series of Poker Circuit Regional Championship. Patgorski came into the day as chip leader, with a 6.5x edge over Anderson’s total, but Anderson who walked away with the championship ring, the $525k prize and a place in the history books. One can only hope that the nearly $325k Patgorski received will somewhat ease the sting of being second best.
With Circuit records having been set for the largest fields at both the kickoff and Main Event, the WSOP-C folks won’t soon forget their time at the Horseshoe Hammond outside Chicago. Congrats to the organizers, now it’s on to Biloxi!
Records are also being set at the EPT Vienna, where the 587 field has created the largest prize pool in Austrian poker history — €2.935m, with €700k going to the eventual winner. The field has since shrunk to 80 players at the end of Day 2’s action, with Daniel Negreanu sitting atop the chip leaderboard with 893k, followed by Antonio Buonanno and Toni Judet, each with about 704k.
When Day 3 gets underway, each player will be guaranteed to be going home with a minimum of €8k riding on their hip. Sadly, tennis legend (and broom closet shagger) Boris Becker will not be among them. Shouldn’t have tempted fate by claiming to have won more than you lost, Boris…