In the first big win of his career and seeing off some pretty stiff competition it was Darryll Fish who claimed victory at the WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club. Fish picked up a first placed prize amount of $173,000, a Circuit gold ring and of course a seat in the 2015 WSOP National Championships. Fish is in fact no stranger to WSOP cashes, in fact this is his 24th time in the money seats and he’s earned a very healthy $1.4 Million in live career earnings however his only previous win had come in a small turbo event, and after the event in Palm Beach he said that, “I’m not in the game for the titles, but taking one down is a really satisfying feeling, and even though I know I’m capable of winning, it’s nice to have that reinforced by actually doing it.”
The Kennel Club Main Event saw 2 starting days and 289 players in the mix with 54 of those players getting paid, and it was tough going all the way, even into heads up play against Don Icawat, in fact it was Icawat who almost stole the limelight and the glory. Starting the final day in last place it was Icawat who was firing on all cylinders, slicing his way through the leaderboard as the competition grew smaller, eventually making it a two horse race with pretty even chip stacks. It would have been a fairytale ride for him however Fish was having none of it and 30 mins into heads up play was holding all the chips, the ring and the cash.
The WSOP Circuit rolls on and many of those players will be planning to head to Vegas this summer for the WSOP 2015 and should you be wanting to join them then there are US online poker rooms that can help get you there. Bovada Poker will be running WSOP qualifiers a little closer to the time, however Full Flush Poker are already up and running with their WSOP promotion, in fact that have two going. The Full Flush WSOP Leaderboard Challenge will get one lucky player all the way to the WSOP 2015 Main Event and the WSOP Stairway to Vegas Challenge will be sending someone to the Millionaire Maker, and you can get involved in both of those great promotions by registering an account at Full Flush now.