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.
The final table of six is set after three days of intensive poker at the World Poker Tour bestbet Open in Jacksonville, Florida. Danny Schechter will be the chip leader (3,825,000) when the final table kicks off at 20:00 CET tonight (2pm ET). Schechter only had 52,000 chips when Day 3 started, so you can just imagine what an incredible winning streak he has had.
He has almost double the amount of chips of his closest opponent (Michael Linster) and it will be interesting to see if he can keep a cool head at tonight's final table - where a first prize of $321,521 is up for grabs!
Final table chip counts: Seat 1: Pete Tinnesz - 1,035,000 Seat 2: Danny Schechter - 3,825,000 Seat 3: Michael Linster - 2,150,000 Seat 4: Pete Chwala - 1,180,000 Seat 5: David Bell - 1,980,000 Seat 6: David Diaz - 375,000
A couple of days have now passed since 26-year-old David Diaz beat a field of 1,339 players and took home the 2011 WSOP No Limit Hold'em Triple Chance title for $352,208. But this was far from the biggest achievement in his life - as a kid, he was diagnosed with cancer and had small chances of surviving.
In our last 2011 WSOP update, you could read about Jake Cody completing poker's triple crown, Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship in which players like Tom Dwan, Todd Brunson, Freddy Deep fought for a first place prize of $465k, and you could also see the winners in all the 8 completed events. Now, 3 days later, another 4 events are in the books. Below you can read about these 4 events, the new champions, and the player who got pissed off when he finished second for $334,756.