WSOP 2014: Winter Is Coming

WSOP 2014: Winter Is ComingGoing into the $1,500 Card Player Poker Tour in Jacksonville, Sean Winter felt good about his chances of success, and now having triumphed over the 218 player field to collect the $84,000 first place prize, players at this year’s World Series Of Poker beware, as “Winter is Coming”.
Commenting on his biggest score to date, the 23-year old Jacksonville pro, said: “I liked my chances coming in, I thought I had a good shot at it. And I ran good. It feels good going into the World Series with some momentum.”
Winter only cashed in at his first live event in 2011, but has already managed to accumulate $304,304 in tournament earnings, with his previous biggest score coming in 2013 at the $10k NL Heads-Up where he finished 8th for $54,024.
At the seat of his latest triumph, Sean Winter managed to progress all the way to the final table in 3rd position, but by the time three-handed play was reached Winter was the table leader. As fellow finalist Ken Baker tweeted at the time:
“Sean Winter is running over the table.”
After Sean Winter (K-K) eliminated Brian Washington (9-9) from the tournament in 3rd for $33,000, Winter subsequently took a 3 to 1 chip lead over last opponent Edward Gilfillan into the heads-up phase of the competition. After extending his lead further, Winter (7-7) called a raise preflop by Gilfillan (4-3) and when the dealer put out a 6-3-2 flop, Gilfillan bet out only to be raised by his opponent. An all-in raising war ensued, and following an A and Q being dealt on turn and river, Gilfillan was consigned to a runner-up position worth $49,500, while Sean Winter was crowned king of Winterfell. Sorry, I meant bestbet Jacksonville Main Event!
Final Table Results:
1 Sean Winter        $84,000
2 Edward Gilfillan $49,500
3 Brian Washington $33,000
4 Kevin Baker        $22,950
5 Erik Christensen $17,100
6 Dinos Pantardis  $13,200

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