Chris Karambinis Wins Chicago Poker Classic For $168,039

Chris Karambinis Wins Chicago Poker Classic For $168,039Chris Karambinis has won the 2014 Chicago Poker Classic (CPC), after topping a 3,092 player field over two days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $168,039 first-place prize.
Karambinis’ previous accolades include winning two WSOPC events, one in 2012 at the $365 Southern Indiana for $15,795, and another in 2013 at the $580 PLO Ohio for $15,902. With his latest victory in Chigago, Karambinis now takes his live tournament earnings to $358,505.
The $350 Re-Entry event was held at the Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino Hammond and guaranteed a prize pool worth $1 million. Amongst the notable finishes in the tournament was Austin Buchanan in 89th ($1,376), Bob Whalen in 66th ($1,745), Aaron Massey in 47th ($2,287), Matt Kirby in 29th ($3,461), Zal Irani in 25th ($4,442), and Ralph Massey in 19th ($4,442).
Day 2 then began with 112 players still remaining and by the end of the day Karambinis finally managed to overcome his final opponent Oleg Badmayev heads-up to claim his third WSOP Circuit title. The win also represented his biggest score to date, eclipsing the $36,485 he had previously won in 2012 at the $1k Binions Poker Classic in Las Vegas.
Final Table Results:
1st: Chris Karambinis – $168,039
2nd: Oleg Badmayev – $103,104
3rd: Igor Hot – $66,895
4th: Jared Palmer – $46,208
5th: Shawn Rice – $32,806
6th: Javier Figueroa – $24,114
7th: Ryne Johnson – $17,723
8th: Aaron Garrison – $14,512
9th: Nick Jivkov – $11,882
The $350 NLHE Re-Entry event kicked off of the Sixth Annual Chicago Poker Classic in Hammond, which will host a total of 10 events between May 3rd and 12th. These events include the following:
Event 2: $500 NLH
Event 3: $400 PLO
Event 4: $350 NLH
Event 5: $600 NLH
Event 6: $500 HORSE
Event 7: $350 NLH
Event 8: $1,500 Main Event
Event 9: $250 NLH Re-Entry
Event 10: $350 NLH Turbo

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