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Darren Elias Wins A Third WPT Title!

Tags: Darren Elias, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic.
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by "T".

After topping a field of 489 runners, Darren Elias won the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic CA$5,000 Main Event last Friday to collect yet another WPT title as well as CA$449,484 in prize money.

Elias, a U.S. poker pro with close to $4.5 million in live earnings thanks to his lastest victory, is the fifth person in World Poker Tour history to have won three titles. The other 4 players to have won 3 or more WPT titles are Carlos Mortensen, Gus Hansen, Chino Rheem, Anthony Zinno.

"It was a good tournament," Elias told WPT. "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."

Final table payouts:

1st: Darren Elias - C$449,484 ($335,436)*
2nd: David Eldridge - C$300,982 ($224,613)
3rd: Jean-Christophe Ferreira - C$193,583 ($144,465)
4th: Andrew Chen - C$143,199 ($106,865)
5th: Manig Loeser - C$107,399 ($80,149)
6th: Abdull Hassan - C$86,184 ($64,316)
*First-place prize includes a seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.


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9 comments for "Darren Elias Wins A Third WPT Title!"

 waoz2/28/2017 5:16:41 PM GMT
Congratulations champion ... good prize in addition to your third prize ... next to the champions, now to look for the fourth title to have the historical record.
 pinotte2/28/2017 6:11:00 PM GMT
Three WPT tournaments win is more than good with only five players that made the same three win.

With a 4.5 million earning in is career he most be a very good poker player and he probably go win another one for the record by himself. Smile Smile
 Gerimantas2/28/2017 9:07:14 PM GMT
Some players just know how to win bug tournaments, some players only get in the money at some times but he is the sort that can win, and he won 3 titles already and as some people posted above he can indeed win for the 4th time, why not, he has the skill
 bowie19843/1/2017 12:00:34 AM GMT
Well, if he really just kept dealing aces and kings that answers a lot question about how he reached this position. Also raises a lot of questions about how well they shuffled those decks IMO.
 pajalnick3/1/2017 1:25:58 AM GMT
about $ 4.5 million in profits is of course a huge result and I think that many of us would like to be in place Darren Elias ..... on the other hand, the fact that he is the fifth man in the history of the World Poker Tour, which has won three title, he definitely deserved
 doubletop7773/1/2017 9:06:37 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Darren Elias on winning this tournament and capturing his third WPT title. He has joined a very exclusive list by winning three and he should be really proud of his achievement
 Tony_MON7ANA3/1/2017 1:32:31 PM GMT
Congratulations to Darren Elias on winning the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event. I hope he puts his prize money to good use. And I am certain that his next accomplishment is right around the corner.
 bowie19843/2/2017 12:10:11 AM GMT
Posted by doubletop777:
Many congratulations to Darren Elias on winning this tournament and capturing his third WPT title. He has joined a very exclusive list by winning three and he should be really proud of his achievement

Yeah I bet he's been put on the list of some hardworking burglars and mob people who are about to make a casual visit in his home when he'll be away playing tournies...
 Calmplay3/2/2017 6:44:34 AM GMT
Nice one Darren, not only good at live but he's also a great online poker player one of the best for sure a role model for me now one more win in the WPT then you'll be number one on the total title won there...

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