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Ryan Tosoc Wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for almost 2 Million!

Tags: Bellagio, Ryan Tosoc, World Poker Tour.
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 by "T".

Ryan Tosoc was actually the 2016 Runner-Up on WPT Five Diamond Main Event, and this time, he's made sure to snatch that top spot, defeating the record 812-entry field to win $1,958,065!

Ryan Tosoc has won the 2017 Season XVI World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,400 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at the iconic Bellagio in Las Vegas. His remarkable win is interestingly special, because he actually finished as a runner-up in the exact same event last year.

Tosoc stood strong against a player field of 812 entries on this quest to secure the prestigious title, deemed as the biggest field in the history of this event. He earned the sweet first-place prize of $1,958,065 and as a result of being the top winner in this event, his name was also added to the WPT Champions Cup.

Tosoc said to WPT reporters after the event, "It feels unreal. I kind of feel like I'm in a dream right now."

Tosoc, age 27, a resident of Las Vegas, has now earned over $3 million in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in the past two years, having cashed for over $1.1 million in 2016 as the second place finisher.

Tosoc started the final day of the event as the second highest in chips with six players remaining. He managed to beat 26-year-old poker pro Alex Foxen, who's actually having his breakout year on the live tournament circuit.

Tosoc began the heads-up play with about a 3-to-2 chip advantage over Foxen. They battled for 49 hands. In the end Tosoc won, while Foxen earned $1,134,202 as the runner-up, but still it's Foxen's biggest payday of his career so far.

Final Table Results

Place

Player

Prize

1

Ryan Tosoc

$1,958,065

2

Alex Foxen

$1,134,202

3

Mike Del Vecchio

$752,196

4

Sean Perry

$504,090

5

Ajay Chabra

$350,500

6

Richard Kirsch

$271,736

7

Daniel Zack

$208,725

8

Lauren Roberts

$153,590

9

Ray Pulford

$107,119

Source:
https://www.pokernews.com/news/2017/12/ryan-tosoc-wins-wpt-five-diamond-at-back-to-back-final-table-29517.htm

https://www.worldpokertour.com/news/s16-wpt5d-tosoc/

 


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8 comments for "Ryan Tosoc Wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for almost 2 Million! "

 Mober12/18/2017 7:00:37 PM GMT
Speaking of luck, here is a good example. Being a runner up on the previous
tournament and now he won it, for almost 2 millions.
10k buy in with a big field of players, reaching 812.
Not a bad sum so far for his age. About 3 millions and he is only 27 years old.
 Tony_MON7ANA12/19/2017 12:36:24 AM GMT
Huge congratulations go out to Ryan Tosoc on being crowned champion of the 2017 WPT Five Diamond event, one of the most prestigious poker tournaments. I am very much looking forward to watching the final table actions on YouTube.
 doubletop77712/19/2017 9:00:05 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Ryan Tosoc on winning this event and nearly two million dollars first prize. This is even more remarkable has he finished second in the exact same event last year
 CALICUL12/19/2017 10:41:24 AM GMT
For two consecutive years this professional poker player has managed a very difficult record. Ryan Tosoc managed to win the second place and then place 1 in the same tournament. This record will be equalized or more with great difficulty. Many congratulations to Ryan Tosoc did something beautiful.
 DaCapo7112/19/2017 10:42:13 AM GMT
Gratz to this amazing winning of nearly $2 million to Mr.Tosoc! And 812 can pay a buyin od $10.400, really a huge player field in this WPT Five Diamond Main event. That´s a dream, to qualify via a sat to this main event and than to win this big tournament Blink
 pajalnick12/19/2017 11:14:59 AM GMT
of course this is an amazing achievement .... take second place and come in a year to try again and eventually win ..... it's very cool .... a man found his place ..... I'm sure that in a year he again will play in this tournament and it would be cool if he was again among the leaders
 pochui12/20/2017 11:09:55 AM GMT
yeah really a special situation- having been the runner up in the last years tournament to come back next year in same tournament consisting of more than 800 entrants and to win it is unreal. almost a perfect score- back to back wins.
 Gerimantas12/20/2017 8:25:27 PM GMT
Yes I think too this is very interesting situation because it is very hard to win in ine tournament or to finish second place when there is so !any good players, but in same tournament again next year to win 1st place is super result. This is very special luck, he will remember this for all life

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