• July 30, 2021

Sean Berrios Wins WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event for $347,192

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(pokernews.com)- The latest World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas was full of highlights, from Brandon West topping a huge field in the opening event to Joe Kuether capturing the High Roller title. Most recently, Sean Berrios took down the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event – a tournament that attracted 1,304 entrants and created a prize pool of $1,956,000 – for a hefty $347,192 payday and a seat into the season-ending 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Prior to the win, Berrios had just $113,636 in live tournament earnings, with his best cash being $57,536 for a fourth-place finish in the 2014 WSOP Event #43: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. He also finished 70th in that year’s Millionaire Make for $18,091.
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“I’m just ecstatic right now,” Berrios told WSOP officials after the win. “I just stayed patient and I waited to pick my spots.”
Berrios considers himself an amateur player, due in no small part to the fact that he is an active duty member of the Air Force.
Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Sean Berrios St. Croix, Virgin Islands $347,192
2 Peter Hengsakul Pasadena, CA $215,160
3 Antonios Roungeris Los Angeles, CA $157,908
4 Davis Aalvik Long Beach, CA $119,316
5 Ben Palmer Las Vegas, NV $91,052
6 Brian Hansen Las Vegas, NV $70,083
7 Dennis Stevermer St. Paul, MN $54,572
8 Jonathan Chehanske Brigantine, NJ $42,993
9 Ali Fazeli Houston, TX $34,269

Notable Finishes: Shawn Rice (11th – $27,619), Maurice Hawkins (30th – $9,545), Ben Yu (37th – $6,474), Barry Hutter (48th – $5,809), Carlos Mortensen (67th – $4,812), Ryan Riess (84th – $4,068), and Kathy Liebert (106th – $3,443)
According to updates from the event, 22 players returned for the third and final day of action, but it didn’t take too long for the field to play down to the final table of nine. However, Berrios didn’t score his first elimination until six-handed play.
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