Tuesday June 11,2013 : POLYCHRONOPOULOS CLAIMS SECOND WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELET
 
US pro survives a field of 2,105 to win $518,755.
 
American professional player Athanasios Polychronopoulos is wealthier today by $518,755, having just taken down event 17 at the World Series of Poker – a $1,500 buy-in no-Limit hold'em competition that also delivered his second WSOP bracelet.
 
Polychronopoulos bested a field of 2,104 entrants in a deja vu kind of victory – his first bracelet came from the same event in 2011, when he emerged the winner of $650,223 in a field of 2,713 .
 
After three days the field this year was whittled down to a final table that comprised Polychronopoulos in the middle of a pack that included Manuel Mutke, Everett Carlton former WSOP main event champ Joe Cada, Samuel Taylor, Michael Kurth, Joe Ward, David "Bakes" Baker and Thomas Nicotera.
 
Heads up it was Manuel Mutke vs. Polychronopoulos, but it was a brief half-hour confrontation that left Mutke with the still-respectable runner-up prize of $322,908