Joseph Di Rosa Rojas, a 34-year-old professional poker player of Caracas, Venezuela has won the event#23 of world series of poker 2017.The event was $2,620 buy-in No Limit Hold’em which attracted 1,758 players worldwide and generated huge amount of money as total prize pool.
It was the first gold bracelet win for the player. He pocketed $690,469 from the tournament being first, while Alexander Lynskey, an Australian professional poker player became runner-up of this particular event and collected a sum total of amount $426,663 from the game.
Meanwhile Jeffrey Tomlinson, the only gold bracelet winner of this final table completed his journey at third place for a total winning share of amount $307,728.
Di Rosa Rojas has not played very well in his previous WSOP games, but he had two cashes during 2016 and 2017 matches but it was just $26,701, but this time he proved himself and took the title of the championship.
This is the first time in the history of WSOP, when a player from Venezuela claimed a gold bracelet. Last time in 2016 Dorian Rios finished second in WSOP’s Monster Stack event.
The winner was very happy after this great win. He said ‘it’s incredible and amazing, I played a lot of good hands and I don’t know!’. He was very excited as well.
Some notable players of the game who busted in early hours were Eric Baldwin (21st), John Phan (24th), Upeshka de Silva (30th), Kristen Bicknell (44th), Adrian Mateos (52nd) and Dietrich Fast (84th).
Final result of the game was as follows:-
1st: Joseph Di Rosa Rojas, $690,469 (237.9)
2nd: Alexander Lynskey, $426,663 (202.6)
3rd: Jeffrey Tomlinson, $307,728 (181.7)
4th: Tim Reilly, $224,316 (163.5)
5th: Julian Stuer, $165,277 (147.7)
6th: Faraz Jaka, $123,105 (133.9)
7th: Andrew Jernigan, $92,705 (121.8)
8th: Pratik Ghatge, $70,590 (111.2)
9th: Maurice Hawkins, $54,356 (102.7)