Baptiste Chavaillaz wins Bicycle WSOP Main Event
In a record breaking field of 732 players Baptiste Chavaillaz grabbed his biggest ever victory at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. In the final days play he took on, and took out some seriously good players with career earnings into the millions to land his first ever WSOP Circuit gold ring. Chavaillaz works in the music industry by day and said that due to the long days and late nights in his working life it prepared him perfectly when playing poker. This is a major win for him and the prize of $216,275 must have been music to his ears, along with his automatic place in the WSOP National Championship which takes place in May. When told about how much in taxes he would pay on his win he joked, "I'm paying more in taxes on this tournament than anything i have ever won in my life. This was in fact the first major tournament tournament he has ever played in during his 12 years at the felt. His job organizing tours around the world keeps him busy and he plays poker when he can. Originally from Switzerland Chavaillaz moved to the states when he was 10 years old and now call Portland OR his home. Taking a look at the field and comparing the experience of Chavaillaz against that should he have got in the money it would have been an achievement, but going all the way is more than a little surprising. He played well throughout the tournament, but did hit one incredible slice of luck when only 12 players remained. Chavaillaz went up against Doug Lee, both with small stacks and Chavaillaz spiked a three outer to collect a huge pot and go on to win. Sometimes a little luck is all you need to take you all the way and Chavaillaz made the most of it when he looked well and truly buried.