A big congratulations to Anthony Gregg on winnings World Poker Tour Parx Open Poker Classic. Gregg outlasted a field of 500 players that included many big names in the poker world. In the final hand Gregg limped for 250,000 and Stephen Reynolds moved all in for about 3.4 million. Gregg made the call with K9 and Reynolds showed A4 and needed to hold to stay alive.
The board ran out KQ7Q10 and Anthony Gregg won the pot, the WPT title and the first place prize of $416,127, which includes a $25,000 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship.
Final Table Results: 1st: Anthony Gregg - $416,127 2nd: Stephen Reynolds - $244,877 3rd: Chris Lee Lee - $158,450 4th: Larry Sharp - $108,034 5th: Chris Vandeursen - $76,824 6th: Andre Nyffeler - $61,619
Anthony Gregg's friend Michael Phelps (Yepp, the Greatest Olympic Champion of All Time) sent the following message to him shortly after the victory:
for me it's always sad to see the payout structure of these tourneys- guy in 6th place earns around 60K, and guy in first earns over 400K, both outplayed over 490 players...i guess it's not a very good feeling finishing in 6th hey? of course when you win, this matter doesn't bother you at all. nice payday
Anthony Gregg was chipleading the World Poker Tour Parx Open Poker Classic in three out of the five days and then he entered the final heads-up in a 2-1 disadvantage. I don’t know how many chips did he had when he played that last hand. Although being ahead and being K9 a nice hand that almost everyone likes to bet on when playing HU, i guess he must have sweat a bit when he saw his oponentes Ace. That fear didn’t last too long, as the first cards of the flop already put him winning, and then was just waiting til the river with no ace on the table. $400k, so nice!