Thursday April 11, 2013 : CANADIAN WINS WORLD POKER TOUR BARCELONA
22-year-old Quebecoise wins in his first major live tournament
A 22-year-old poker player from Laval in the Canadian province of Quebec, Chanracy Khun, has emerged victorious from the eleventh World Poker Tour Barcelona – his first major live tournament, and his biggest career earning yet.
Khun started the action several days ago as part of a field of 249 hopefuls, and survived to start the final table as chipleader, facing Benjamin Pollak, Antonio Alfaia, Tahiri Hassani Najib, Bruno Garcia Cotelo and Sergio Fernandez.
His victory was a convincing one as he personally eliminated every member of the final table to meet Benjamin Pollak in the heads up, holding an almost 5 to 1 chip advantage which Pollack was unable to beat despite his considerable WPT tournament experience.
Kuhn dismissed him with the runner up prize of $162,822 in short order, claiming for himself the title, a $25,000 seat in the upcoming WPT Champions Cup and the main prize of $258,448.