Friday May 31,2013 : POKER REPORTER WINS FIRST EVENT IN 2013 WORLD SERIES OF POKER
Chad Holloway claims a first prize worth $84,915 and a WSOP bracelet
The first event of this year's World Series of Poker – the $500 buy-in employees event – has been won by poker journalist Chad Holloway and is in the record books.
Holloway is the senior news editor for PokerNews, and as such he qualified as a WSOP contractor for entry.
Holloway survived a hungry and aggressive entry field of 899 other hopefuls, and a talented final table to finish in the heads up with Allan Kwong.
It was a tough and uncompromising battle, but Holloway prevailed to take home the $84,915 main prize and his first WSOP winner's bracelet, leaving his opponent with a runner-up prize worth $52,318.
The final table in the event included Bobby Rooney, Brian Pingel, Daniel Ellery, Sean Small, Tyrone Smith, Michael Trivett and Hieu Le.