Top poker pro and Full Tilt Poker Team member Allen Cunningham is $499 162 richer this week after winning the three day World Series of Poker Circuit championship at Caesars in Las Vegas.
Cunningham outplayed his heads-up opponent Ben Fineman, who took home the second place prize of $257 637. This was despite a 3 to 1 advantage in chip stack in Fineman's favour going into the final tussle.
The competition attracted an entry field that sported many famous names in international poker, including Todd Brunson, Alex Kravchenko, Erick Lindgren, ‘ZeeJustin' Bonomo, Ralph Perry, Blair Hinkle and Chris Ferguson, and going into the final table Cunningham was low on the chip count totem pole at 296 000 – well behind his ultimate heads up opponent Fineman who started with a chip count of 828 000.