Sion Wins His First Ever World Series of Poker Bracelet

Published on July 7th, 2017 6:24 pm EST

The World Series of Poker - LogoIf you are going to win your first World Series of Poker bracelet, you might as well win it in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship, which is widely regarded as the toughest tournament to win in all of poker.

Early Friday morning, Elior Sion of the United Kingdom outlasted Johannes Becker in a lengthy heads-up battle to take down the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. In addition to the $1,395,767 and World Series of Poker bracelet, Sion will get to lay claim to the Chip Reese trophy for an entire year.

It certainly wasn't an easy final table for Sion, as he entered heads-up play against Becker at a considerable chip disadvantage. Sion maintained his cool, however, and slowly overcame Becker over the course of the five hour battle.


Daniel Negreanu entered the final table as the odds-on favourite to win, as he possessed the chip lead and mountains of experience.

Things didn't go as expected for "Kid Poker", however, as he hit the rail in 5th place for $300,852. Negreanu is on an incredible run this year, as he has made four final tables so far this summer. That being said, Negreanu hasn't yet won a bracelet this summer and is running out of time to do so.


Here is how the final table of the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship ended up finishing out:

1st, Elior Sion, $1,395,767
2nd, Johannes Becker, $862,649
3rd, Isaac Haxton, $595,812
4th, Ivo Donev, $419,337
5th, Daniel Negreanu, $300,852
6th, Paul Volpe, $220,111


With his victory, Elior Sion joins Chip Reese, Freddy Deeb, Scotty Nguyen, David Bach, Michael Mizrachi (x2), Brian Rast (x2), Matthew Ashton, John Hennigan and Mike Gorodinsky as winners of the event.


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