SWEDISH VICTORY IN WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT
 
Peter Eichhardt takes home $438,417 in 2,016-entry event.
 
Swedish poker player and writer  Peter Eichhardt (50) has scored his first World Series of Poker bracelet and a $438,417 pay day in the first of several $1,500 buy-in NLHE events at the Rio in Las Vegas.
 
2,016 entries were recorded for the event, building a prize pool worth $2.72 million; Eichhardts big win completely eclipsed his previous best of $101,790, earned in Barcelona last year.
 
Eichhardt faced a tough final table that included players like Anthony Zinno and John Racener, but in the end he faced David Aalvik in the heads up with a chip advantage sufficiently large to eliminate his last opponent and send him home with a runner up prize worth $270,842.
 
Other final table cashes included:
 
Michael Addamo  $196,202  
John Racener  $143,563 
Tim Farrelly  $106,115 
Bruno Borges  $79,241 
Raymond Phu  $59,787  
Anthony Zinno  $45,582 
Richard Dubini  $35,121