Joseph Cappello, a pro poker player from New Rochelle, New York won his first ever ring for prestigious WSOP Horseshoe Baltimore. Cappello won the championship title and collected the first prize of amount $292,500.
It was a $1,675 No Limit Hold’em with $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool and the event attracted 894 players from all over America. Top 90 places of the event made some amount of money.
The runner up of the game was Justin “Matt” Board of Dallas, who was playing well but at the end of the day Cappello becomes the new champion of this particular world series of poker Horseshoe Baltimore circuit.
It was the ninth gold ring of the current WSOP circuit which belongs to a pro from NY i.e. Cappello.
It took nine hours to set up the final table of the main event which included players like James Calderaro( seat#1 and 1,380,000 chips),Corey French( seat#2 with total 1,505,000 chips ),Bobby Oboodi( seat#3 with total 865,000) and Christopher Fernandez (seat#4 with total 1,200,000 chip stacks.
At seat#5, #6 and #7 players named Philip Shing (700,000), Joseph Cappello – 2,920,000 and Nick Kursman – 725,000 were seated. Whereas the seat#8, 9 and #10 of the Main evenet were alloted to Alex Rocha (3,905,000),Joe Reddick(2,285,000) and Matt Bond (2,395,000).
Cappello, the 35 year old pro player was very happy after winning this first ever gold ring for him and dedicated the prestigious award/title to his mother, who he thinks is a rock for him. It feels excellent and I don’t have words to describe it. The previous big win for this NY based player was at Harrah’s Atlantic just before two weeks, where he made $18,348 from the Main event and finished his journey to 7th position.
The first elimination was of Philip Shing, who made $27,840 from the tournaments main event. Then goes Corey French for eighth position with total share $27,840.
Nick Kursman becomes seventh position holder for ($44,610), James Calderero collected $57,525 and closed at sixth, whereas Bobby Oboodi of NJ was at fifth for $75,120.
Fourth and third places were for Joe Reddick – $99,360 and Alex Rocha. Meanwhile, the heads up was among Joseph Cappello and Justin “Matt” Board, and it was Joseph Cappello who did well till the end and won the title for him with amount $292,500.