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2017 WSOP: UK's Elior Sion wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship event

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Posted on 10 July 2017 by "T".

On July 6, Thursday was an awesome evening for a handful of poker pros, after the conclusion of the 2017 WSOP's Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed) tournament, a 5-day event which started on July 2, Sunday at 3pm.

The high-stakes event comprised various types of poker games including No Limit Hold'em; Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz; Pot-Limit Omaha; Limit Hold'em; Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better; and 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw 6-Handed.

It was Elior ‘Crazy Elior' Sion, from United Kingdom, who came up on top amongst a field of 100 players, winning his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and a sweet grand prize of $1,395,757!

The final table was dominated with big names such as Paul Volpe, Isaac Haxton and even Daniel Negreanu, who started the final table with the chip lead. However, lady luck was not on his side this time, as after Paul Volpe settled in 6th place, Negreanu got eliminated a few hours later and ‘bitterly' finished in 5th place for $300,852.
He wrote on his Twitter account, "Bitter 5th Place finish in the most fun tourney of the year $50k PPC. 5 days of grinding hard totally disrespected by a shameful POY system."

The heads-up play between Johannes Becker and Elior Sion took quite a while, until Sion emerged the winner when the game was Omaha Hi-Lo.

This is Elior Sion's very first major live title, and now he has almost $2 million in total live tournament earnings to his name.

Final table results:

1. Elior Sion United Kingdom $1,395,767
2.Johannes Becker Germany $862,649
3. Isaac Haxton United States $595,812
4. Ivo Donev Austria $419,337
5. Daniel Negreanu Canada $300,852
6. Paul Volpe United States $220,111


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7 comments on "2017 WSOP: UK''s Elior Sion wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship event"

 dule-vu10/07/2017 12:37:43 GMT
big buy in,but thats only 100 players!congratulation to this UK player Elior ‘Crazy Elior' Sion on first place,bracelet and good first prize of 1,395,767 $!and to fight 5 days,its great success!when you have money for such a big buy in,6. place is not something for you,only 220 K $!
 pochui10/07/2017 12:46:38 GMT
well yeah $50k is a bit too much for some dudes to handle so we've seen only a 100 fellas enetering this event in 2017, and as for the final table- kinda really full of pro's 3 out of 6 dudes are well known even to me, who is not very educated in the area of poker pros
 Nightkid10/07/2017 16:01:35 GMT
Very good $ 50 thousand is well I think he he but well bought with those who sometimes win other players would be little but it is a good start, I hope he will win a number close too hahaha Worship Worship
 doubletop77711/07/2017 08:14:09 GMT
Many congratulations to Elior Sion on winning this very prestigious event and winning his very first bracelet. What a final table it was and to come out on top must have been even sweeter
 Tony_MON7ANA11/07/2017 14:40:32 GMT
My earnest congratulations go out to Elior Sion on being crowned champion of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship event. Beating the field that had many famous professional poker players from all over the world is truly remarkable.
 perattin11/07/2017 15:37:41 GMT
Many congratulations to Elior Sion for having won this prestigious event and have won his first bracelet and much more meritorious his triumph in doing so over a supercomplicated modality such as No Limit Hold'em; Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz; Pot-Limit Omaha; Limit Hold
 pajalnick11/07/2017 18:28:26 GMT
Of course, $ 50,000 is a big amount ... but on the other hand there are only 100 players and there is a good chance of winning ... but of course such a big money for an entry fee can only afford rich players .... in any case, I congratulate the winner

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