Chino Rheem Wins A Third Career WPT Title

Chino Rheem has just become the fourth person ever to win three World Poker Tour titles, after taking down the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $10,000 Finale in Hollywood for $705,885. The Californian player now joins an exclusive club which includes Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen and Anthony Zinno.
Chino Rheem has enjoyed a hugely successful career since cashing in at his first live tournament in 2004, and following his latest victory now boosts his life time earnings to $8,082,134. Nevertheless, the 36 year-old pro has also been the subject of much controversy, and after falling into debt became the subject of a number of debt repayment disputes over the past few years.
At the seat of his latest victory, Chino Rheem defeated a field of 342 players over five days at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino to take home a first place prize worth $705,885, after which he commented:
“With everything I’ve been through and where I’m at in life and where my head’s at, this probably would be the number one [victory], even though it’s not even a million-dollar score. It’s the smallest one I’ve done of the big ones, but this ranks as being up there as far as timing and everything.”
After the final table of six was set, Rheem eliminated Richard Leger in 3rd to go heads-up against Aditya Prasetyo for the title. On the final hand, Rheem (7-6) moved all-in preflop only to be called by his opponent holding K-9. The J-10-4-7-7 board that was subsequently dealt then consigned Prasetyo to a runner-up finish worth $484,130, while Rheem picked up a third career WPT title. His other WPT victories include winning the 2008 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1,538,730, and the 2013 WPT World Championship for $1,150,297. Rheems biggest score to date, however, came in 2008 after finishing the WSOP Main Event in 7th place for a $1,772,650 payday.
Final Table Results:
1: Chino Rheem $705,885
2: Aditya Prasetyo $484,130
3: Richard Leger $311,305
4: Adrian Mateos $200,510
5: William Benson $154,585
6: Bryan Piccioli $127,905

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