Mark three, dude! If you're counting at home, Chino Rheem notched his third-career victory on the World Poker Tour and he has now passed $8 million in tournament winning. Both of Rheem's previous wins occurred at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. In 2008, Rheem shipped the Doyle Brunson North America Classic. The $15K buy-in event paid out $1.5M to Rheem. In 2013, Rheem shipped the $25K buy-in WPT Championship at the Bellagio for $1.1M. Rheem's win at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale included a $705,885 payday for this high-end $10,000 buy-in event. A total of 322 runners showed up for this Poker Finale.
Chino began the final day second overall, but his overall experience and killer end-game thrust him into the winner's circle for a third-career victory. The final table lasted 170 hands, 40 of which were a heads-up battle between Rheem and Aditya Prasetyo. Rheem was a little too aggro for neophyte Prasetyo to handle. “I'm thrilled about the win, fo' sure,” said Rheem. He and his backers/creditors are also thrilled with his win, but they declined to comment for the piece.
WPT SHR Poker Finale – Final Table Results:
1. Chino Rheem – $705,885
2. Aditya Prasetyo – $484,130
3. Richard Leger – $311,305
4. Adrian Mateos – $200,510
5. William Benson – $154,585
6. Bryan Piccioli – $127,905