Matt Affleck Wins Wynn Fall Classic Championship Event For $139,348

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Matt Affleck Wins Wynn Fall Classic Championship Event For $139,348
12 Oct

Matt Affleck bagged the 7th six-figure score of his poker career this week by taking down the Wynn Fall Classic Championship Event for a $139,348 payday in Las Vegas, bringing his career earnings to a highly impressive $2,663,561.

The $1500 buy-in event attracted 447 entries to the Wynn Las Vegas Casino, a $650,385 prizepool attracting some big names, Kenny Hallaert, Ankush Mandavia and Sorel Mizzi among them, with Affleck keeping his fans and fellow SHRP players updated with a stream of reports, chip counts and hand histories on Twitter.

…were his two openers, and then on Monday the excitement was getting to him – the thought of his first tournament victory since taking down the Coco Poker Open for $264,000 almost exactly 2 years ago leading to this tweet…

…followed by…

With a live blog or updates either missing, or hard to get hold of for this reporter, Matt’s Twitter posts were gold-dust, particularly when he began to share his hand histories, the following diamond-bust of pocket kings launching him into a challenge for top spot…

Down to 3-handed and battling it out with Keith Ferrera and Christopher Sova, it was a blind on blind race which saw Ferrera hit the rails, his small ace unable to catch up with the pocket sevens in the big blind…

The end, when it came, was a classic flip, Affleck holding big slick and 2:1 chip lead over Sova with pocket queens, the river as ever bringing a huge amount of drama….

Affleck, the younger brother of Hollywood star Ben – himself a poker player and ‘part’ of the ‘Mr X character’ in Aaaron Sorkin’s recent movie release Molly’s Game – was quickly congratulated by his ‘home team’ at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida…

…as well as by poker writer Chad Holloway

…and also by the venue for good measure…

Final results

1Matt Affleck
2Christopher Sova
3Keith Ferrera
4Jonathan Turner
5Daniel Frumkin
6Trung Pham
7Tyler Patterson
8Miguel Capriles
9Kenna James

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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