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(pokernews.com)- Maxx Coleman has done it, winning the 2015 River Poker Series $2,500 Main Event! Following 70 hands of final table action, Coleman finished atop the remaining 10 competitors to earn a career best $775,000 first-place prize and the right to be called champion.
It was action-packed day of poker at WinStar World Casino, with the cards hitting the air at 12 p.m. local time. Just over three hours after the first shuffle, Coleman defeated Joseph Skinner in second place and excitedly etched his place in poker history. Coleman won the event following a three-way deal with Skinner (2nd – $344,934) and Jake Haller (3rd – $344,934), and he nearly tripled his largest live cash.
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Final Table Results
|1||Maxx Coleman||Derby, KS||$775,000*|
|2||Joseph Skinner||Lubbock, TX||$344,934*|
|3||Jake Haller||Mustang, OK||$344,934*|
|4||Andy Andrejevic||Miami, FL||$134,238|
|5||Barry Hutter||Hollywood, FL||$108,161|
|6||Lonny Hardcastle||Rockwall, TX||$93,022|
|7||Jose Montes||Bronx, NY||$79,049|
|8||Douglas Claybrook||Vidor, TX||$58,576|
|9||Numit Agrawal||West Lafayette, IN||$44,186|
A regular cash-game player, Coleman adds this victory to a short, but impressive résumé of tournament results and now boasts over $1.2 million in earnings. Prior to this score, his biggest cash was in 2013 when Coleman took 21st in the World Series of Poker Main Event for $285,408. This past summer, Coleman finished in the money in five WSOP events, with his best finish there being a 10th-place result in the $5,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em event for $42,032.
Other notables to cash in this event were Clint Tolbert (110th – $4,000), Maria Ho (97th – $4,500), Joe Kuether (77th – $5,000), James Mordue (56th – $6,000), Ray Henson (41st – $7,000), Bronson Tucker(33rd – $8,000), Cord Garcia (22nd – $12,000), Olivier Busquet (13th – $20,000), and Matt Lapossie(11th – $30,000).
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