Rheem Becomes Fourth Player To Ever Win Three WPT Main Tour EventsPublished on April 21st, 2016 7:35 pm EST
Earlier today, Chino Rheem topped a field of 342 players to take down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Finale. In addition to the $705,885 first place prize, Rheem also secured a seat in the WPT Tournament of Champions that begins this Friday.
With his victory today, Rheem became just the fourth player to win three WPT Main Tour events. In addition to Rheem, only Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen and Anthony Zinno have ever won three WPT Main Tour events.
Rheem's victory pushed his total all-time tournament cash total to over $8 million, of which roughly $3.4 million has come in World Poker Tour events.
Rheem has had some well-publicized issues over the past five years or so, with many in the poker world claiming that Rheem has failed to honor his debts.
Rheem has certainly acknowledged that these debts have existed in the past, which means that his victory today will almost certainly be of extreme interest to those who still might have money outstanding.
The final hand of the event came when Rheem and the short-stacked Aditya got all-in pre-flop with Chino holding 7d-6d and Aditya holding Kc-9h.
The flop brought 4s-10h-Jh, which moved Aditya further ahead in the hand.
The turn brought a Seven, giving Rheem a pair and the lead in the hand.
The river brought another Seven, giving Rheem trip Sevens and the tournament.
Here is how the final table of the event ended up finishing out:
1st - Chino Rheem, $705,885
2nd - Aditya Prasetyo, $484,130
3rd - Richard Leger, $311,305
4th - Adrian Mateos, $200,510
5th - William Benson, $154,585
6th - Bryan Piccioli, $127,905
The final table can be viewed via the Twitch.tv stream below:
Source: Twitch.tv WPT Stream
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