The World Series of poker continues to attract some of the best players from all over the world, with everyone anxiously waiting for the main event.
Meanwhile there are plenty of side tournaments to participate in and all of them have juicy paychecks, not to mention the coveted gold bracelets.
The prospect of securing such a prize is alluring not only for amateurs but even for professionals who hope to win the first jewelry or enhance their collection.
Max Pescatori is one of the best Italian players of his generation and also a poker professionals who got the chance to taste the thrills of winning a bracelet.
This time, he participated in the Event #9: $1,500 Razz knowing that the winner will collect in excess of $292,158and a piece of jewelry. Unlike Texas hold ‘em and Omaha, which are the most popular versions of poker, the game of razz is played by slightly different rules and that’s why the interest for this game is lower.
Having said this, there was intense competition throughout the tournament and especially at the final table which was packed with poker professionals. Pescatori had the advantage of being one of the most experienced participants and by the time he made the final table, he was already in a privileged position, with plenty of chips in front of him, he was still under heavy pressure, as several WSOP winners were already at the table.
Stephen Chidwick and Daniel Negreanu survived initial scares and made it to three handed play, but one by one they were sent to the rail.
The player from the United Kingdom was the runner-up and even though he started at a disadvantage when heads up started, he never gave up.
It all culminated with a coin flip that went the Italian’s way, who collected almost $300,000 for his performance, while Stephen had to settle for 100k less.