Friday December 13,2013 :  DAN SMITH JOINS THE POKER MULTI-MILLIONAIRE CLUB
 
Bellagio win pushes career earnings above $5.6 million
 
Poker pro Dan Smith joined Brian Rast  in racking up his third seven-figure win this week at the Bellagio in Vegas, playing in the World Poker Tour Five Diamond event.
 
The US pro bested a star-studded final table that included Gary Benson, Eddy Sabat, Shaun Sulle, Barry Hutter and Joe Serock to start a heads up against Aussie pro Gary Benson with an overwhelming 7 to 1 chip advantage which gave him ultimate victory and the main prize of  $1,161,135.
 
Benson's take-home was a none too shabby $672,685.
 
It was the thrid time that Smith has claimed millionaire victories; he managed similar feats in winning major tournaments against stellar fields in Barcelona and Melbourne last year.
 
Other final table pay-outs were:
 
Eddy Sabat – $436,160
Shaun Suller – $303,793
Barry Hutter – $219,165
Joe Serock – $175,766