An East African immigrant Abraham Araya, who is residing in Carrollton at present, took away the largest lump of the $ 1.4 million prize kitty. The forty-four year old aircraft mechanic as well as the father of three kids beat the huge crowd to grab the topmost payday of $ 270380. This is certainly not the very first time when Araya succeeded on the property.
Araya grabbed the 1st position in the year 2011 TJ Cloutier Choctaw Poker Challenge Main Event for more than $ 83000 just 3 months before. In current addition to the money as well as the WSOPC ring, Abraham also gained an automatic pass into the season-ending championship WSOPC National Championship free-roll.
The Oklahoma stop checked a twenty-one percent growth in attendance compared to previous year’s domain of 808 poker players. The event of this year also attracted a huge number of notables, which includes Todd Brunson, Gavin Smith, Dennis Phillips, Tommy Vedes, Chad Brown and Scotty Nguyen. The top ninety-nine finishers in the championship claimed a payday of minimum $ 2917. The huge names got away on paydays, whereas the locals prevailed the action. Only 4 states were made up at the concluding table, with 5 players from the state Texas, 2 players from Arkansas, 1 player from Oklahoma and 1 player from the state of Louisiana.
The next stop of WSOPC in Las Vegas is already afoot at the Caesars Palace. The preliminary play is already attracting many local poker pros and more are expected to appear at the time when the Main Event begins on 28th January.
Final table results of the WSOPC Choctaw Main Event:
• Abraham Araya – $ 270380
• Daniel Lowery – $ 167230
• Michael Sanders – $ 123430
• Jack Miller – $ 92352
• Mark Buford – $ 69968