Poker legend Billy Baxter registered the second biggest win of his professional career after coming 3rd at the L.A. Poker Classic $1,100 $1 Million Guaranteed event for $173,580.
The tournament, which saw 1,840 players take part, witnessed a deal being struck among the finalists with $27,000 being difference between 1st and 4th places.
The L.A. Poker Classic $1,100 buy-in event offered a prize pool worth $1,840,000. Some of the big names that earned a return on their investment included Eli Elezra in 138th ($2,400), Mike Shariati in 132nd ($2,620), Sorel Mizzi in 117th ($3,090), David Pham in 111th ($3,090), Kelly Minkin in 94th ($3,620), Dan Heimiller in 66th ($4,510), John Racener in 31st ($7,070), Cate Hall in 27th ($8,120), and David Baker in 25th ($8,120).
Nine players made it to the final table and after the game eventually reached four-handed play Jesse Vilchez, Aditya Prasetyo, Daniel Barriocanal and Billy Baxter subsequently agreed to divvy the money up with all the remaining players on between 38 and 56 big blinds.
Baxter, after this win, has now taken his career earnings to $2,602,892. The 77-year-old has 7 WSOP bracelets, all in lowball games, and is only behind Phil Ivey (10) in terms of non-Hold’em bracelets won.
Final Table Results:
1: Jesse Vilchez $185,010*
2: Aditya Prasetyo $186,770*
3: Billy Baxter $173,580*
4: Daniel Barriocanal $162,000*
5: John Conkright $72,320
6: Walter Fisher $58,250
7: Maxwell Lineberger $48,270
8: Lou Ojeda $38,250
9: Kevin Andriamahefa $28,410
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