Rep Porter, an American professional poker player, won the 2016 World Series of Poker Razz Event with a buy-in of $1,500. He was able to beat 461 opponents and pocketed $142,624. This victory allowed him to get his third World Series of Poker bracelet.
Porter, who had won the 2008 World Series of Poker $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Event and the 2011 World Series of Poker $2,500 Seven Card Razz Event, entered the final round with the fifth-largest number of chips. The final table included twelve participants. Porter managed to eliminate some cool gamblers on this way to the final round. Among them we can mention David Benyamine (a 9th-place finish and $9,225), Shaun Deeb (an 8th-place finish and $12,006), and Daniel Negreanu (a 4th-place finish and $42,030). As for the other participants of the final round, the seventh position in the final standings was occupied by Daniel Weinman. He was able to pocket $15,945. The next busted out player was Valentin Vornicu. He earned 21,604 dollars. This American professional poker player was followed by Brendan Taylor, who pocketed $29,846. The next eliminated player was Daniel Negreanu, mentioned above. The Russian gambler Alexey Makarov can boast the third place and a $60,309 payout.
Rep Porter started the heads-up round as a favorite, since his amount of chips was three times higher compared to his opponent from Belgium Michael Gathy.
Portar said that many people were mistaken thinking of Razz as a game based on luck. According to the three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, this game requires a lot of skills.
Poker is really favorable to Rep Porter, since his achievements in poker tournaments allowed him to earn roughly $3 million during his entire career.