Chad Holloway Takes Down Event #1 For $84,915

Published on May 31st, 2013 4:52 pm EST

The King is on the Laptop Computer Reporting the Latest WSOP NewsChad Holloway outlasted 897 other players to take down the first bracelet of the 2013 World Series of Poker last evening. Holloway, who is a employee, took down $84,915 for his first place finish in Event #1 ($500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em).

According to, a total of 898 players turned out for this event, which was up 22% from the year before. This was the largest turnout for the $500 Casino Employees event since 2006.

Holloway managed to survive a scare early into his heads-up battle with Allan Kwong. Holloway had started heads-up play with a 1.73 million to 875k chip lead, but Kwong was able to double up immediately. Holloway fought his way back and eventually sealed the deal when the two players got all-in after a flop of 5c-Qs-Qd. Kwong turned over Ad-Kh, only to see that he was crushed by the Q-9 of Holloway. Kwong didn't hit a miracle runner-runner and was sent to the rail in second place.


Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:

Chad Holloway, $84,915
Allan Kwong, $52,318
Robert Rooney, $33,903
Brian Pingel, $24,811
Daniel Ellery, $18,426
Sean Small, $13,868
Tyrone Smith, $10,567
Michael Trivett, $8,146
Hieu Le, $6,348


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