Last year's runner-up wins WPT Five Diamond

One of poker's great back-to-back stories sees Ryan Tosoc win one of the biggest titles and prizes of 2017.

Ryan Tosoc wins WPT
Ryan Tosoc

As always the WPT Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio ends the poker year for the American high stakes community, and this time the finale had a sense of deja vu.

This time last year Ryan Tosoc came 2nd in this event, losing to James Romero but pocketing an impressive $1,124,051. It's very difficult to go one better on a runner-up result, but he managed it last night, taking it down for $1,958,065.

"It feels unreal," Tosoc said right after the win. "I kind of feel like I'm in a dream right now."

This year the event broke its own attendance record of 791, cramming in an 812 entries and having to deal with a lot of alternates, all of which while still only having a single starting day.

Also notable at the final table was 4th place finisher Sean Perry, son of veteran Ralph Perry, who literally turned 21 on the day of the event making it his first legal live MTT in America. He got off to a good start to his live career with a $504,090 score. 

Next up for the World Poker Tour is the WPT European Championship in Berlin between January 5-15. 

WPT Five Diamond Classic
Position Player Prize
1st Ryan Tosoc $1,958,065
2nd Alex Foxen $1,134,202
3rd Mike Del Vecchio $752,196
4th Sean Perry $504,090
5th Away Chabra $350,500
6th Richard Kirsch $271,736
812 entries

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  • CucumbaMan


    Must be nice! Destiny and stuff... :)