Filippos Stavrakis from Baltimore manuevered through a massive 986 entry field at the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $1000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament to walk away with a cool $162,842 as well as a gold bracelet – his first ever – for his victory.
Stravrakis actually entered day 2 of the event as the chip leader and managed to maintain it all the way till the final table. He had a 2:1 lead at the beginning of heads up play against Jordan Seigel. Joe Cada, Alex Condon, Felipe Ramos and Thayer Rasmussen were some of the notable final tablists that were eliminated earlier on.
A look at the final table payouts:
1. Filippos Stavrakis – $169,842912
2. Jordan Siegel – $104,924760
3. Felipe Ramos – $73,989608
4. Clint Monfort – $52,879456
5. Peter Klein – $38,309380
6. Pascal Damois – $28,137304
7. Thayer Rasmussen – $20,957228
8. Georgios Karavokyris – $15,832152
9. Robert Cowen – $12,13376
“We lost my little brother a couple of years ago. I’ve been playing poker for a long time, and I always said that if I was fortunate enough to win a bracelet, I’d dedicate it to him,” stated Stavrakis, according towsop.com.
“It means a lot; it felt like he was there for me all day,” he added.
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