The fact that Christmas is getting closer and closer doesn't mean that live poker tournaments are running slow at the moment. On Friday, on the second day of play, Jason Mercier had overcome a field of 11 players (+4 re-entries) to claim the title and $727,500 in the second annual $100,000 WPT Alpha8 St.Kitts.
The player field that Mercier was up against was small but very tough (Oliver Busquet, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Colman etc.). In addition, it was nice to finally see a women taking part in an Alpha8! Kathy Lehne, founder and CEO of Sun Coast Resources Inc. - a company with more than 1,600 employees, made it all the way to heads-up and collected $436,500! Let's hope that her 2nd place finish encourages more ladies to play Alpha8 events!
The next WPT Alpha8 will take place 18-20 December in Las Vegas. A much greater field of players are likely to show up then!