Tristan Wade bested a field of 303 entries in the WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event to nab the World Series of Poker Circuit ring and the $106,806 first-place prize!
The 29-year-old poker pro, who had $1.1 million in live tournament earnings and a bracelet in a shootout event at the 2011 WSOP Europe to his name prior to this win, defeated fellow bracelet winner David Diaz heads-up on the third day of play to claim the title.
WSOP's Steve Schult described the heads-up like this, "Diaz and Wade combined for over $2.7 million in tournament earnings and provided one of the more star-studded heads-up matches the Circuit has seen in recent history. Diaz started the heads-up match with the chip lead, but after Wade turned a bigger two pair than Diaz, the match swung in the other direction and Wade opened up what turned out to be an insurmountable chip lead."
"I've been waiting to win a tournament for a while," said Wade. "It's in my backyard, so I got to have the family come support me. Mom got off work early and they were staying up late last night rooting for me and following the updates. It's really nice to have my family here and be close to home. It's always fun [to win a tournament]."
Final table results:
1st: Tristan Wade - $106,806
2nd: David Diaz - $66,039
3rd: Tom Midena - $47,963
4th: Kristopher Bradshaw - $35,428
5th: Zo Karim - $26,597
6th: Will Souther - $20,284
7th: Chance Kornuth - $15,712
8th: Benjamin Zetina - $12,353
9th: Philip Consolo - $9,858