Guy Klass Wins CPPT Seneca Fall Poker Classic for $58k

Guy Klass Wins CPPT Seneca Fall Poker Classic for $58kGuy Klass has won the 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Main Event, after besting a field of 271 players over four days on his way to claiming the title, and a first place prize of $58,608.
Following his victory at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Klass now boasts $153,630 in live earnings since 2014, which is pretty impressive considering poker is just a hobby for the 46-year-old truck salesman from Buffalo.
The score also represents his biggest cash to date, with his second biggest taking place in April after he took down the $1,000 Western New York Poker Challenge for $47,016. In 2015, Klass also recorded a third place finish at the same event for $26,806.
The Seneca Fall Poker Classic Main Event featured a prize pool of $239,212, with a minimum cash in 27th place worth $1,818. By the time Klass had progressed all the way through to the final table, he was the shortest stack of the remaining nine players still in contention. Despite Klass having just 6bbs at this stage, it was Thomas Tomasello who would subsequently bow out first, while earning himself $5,382 for his deep run.
Klass then managed to triple up his stack, before sending Lou Procopio to the rail in 6th, followed by Hassan Jamil in 3rd to take a 3-to-1 chip lead over Mark Roberts into heads-up play.
On the final hand of the tournament, Klass reraised all-in on holding A-8 an A-5-2 flop, prompting an instant call from Roberts (A-5) with a made two pair. Unfortunately, for him, though, an 8 spiked on the turn to propel Klass into the lead, and with no help on the river, Mark Roberts collected $36,839 for his hard-fought efforts. As a result, the New York resident now has $96,306 in lifetime earnings.
Meanwhile, Guy Klass was crowned the 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Main Event champion, and earned a further 432 points towards the Card Player Player of the Year Race.
Final Table Results:
1: Guy Klass $58,608
2: Mark Roberts $36,839
3: Hassan Jamil $26,553
4: Jason Sagle $19,615
5: Ernest Guardarramas $14,592
6: Lou Procopio $11,004
7: Brad Girdler $8,612
8: Robert Bourkney $6,698
9: Thomas Tomasello $5,382

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