Chino Rheem Triumphs at World Poker Tour Championship 2013
Chino Rheem bested many well-known poker players at this yearâ€™s World Poker Tour Championship and walked away with an incredible $1, 150, 297 and 1008 card player of the year points. Rheem defeated over 145 entrants in this $25 000 buy-in tournament. This is his second World Poker Tour main event title. Rheemâ€™s winning streak started at the Five Star World Poker Classic series held at Bellagio, where he finished once in fourth position and twice as the runner-up. These successes have pushed Rheem to 25th position in the overall POY rankings.
This yearâ€™s World Poker Tour Championship included many well-known names, such as Jonathan Roy, David Peters, Brandon Steven and Erick Lindgren. It was an intense tournament where these professionals played over 258 hands before a clear winner emerged. Roy came in 3rd place, for which he received $421, 800. The real contest was between Rheem and Lindgren though. These two fought a tough, lengthy battle of over 100 hands during which Lindgren doubled up. Yet in the end Rheem could not be defeated and Lindgren had to settle for the $650, 275 runner-up prize.