WSOP 2013: Canada's Charles Sylvestre Wins $1k NL Event For $491,360

WSOP 2013: Canada's Charles Sylvestre Wins $1k NL Event For $491,360Canada’s Charles Sylvestre has won WSOP Event #3: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em, after defeating a field of 3,164 players over four days to capture a prestigious gold bracelet, and collect the $491,360 first place prize.
It would appear that the 30 year-old poker enthusiast is on somewhat of a roll as only last month he won $230,000 playing a PokerStars SCOOP event. Not surprisingly, Charles Sylvestre feels he has momentum behind him, too, and commenting on his latest victory in Las Vegas, said: “I was planning to be here just ten days, but now I think I am going to play the whole series and see what happens. Maybe I will run good and go for another gold bracelet and then maybe a deep run in the main event.”
WSOP Event #3 attracted a whole slew of top pros to the $1k tournament, all vying for the lion’s share of the $2,847,600 prize poll, as well as a chance to take home a gold bracelet. Amongst the notable names securing a cash for themselves was Kathy Liebert in 257th ($2,107), Erick Lindgren in 219th ($2,335), Amanda Musumeci in 71st ($5,353), Scott Seiver in 33rd ($11,361), Sunny Chattha in 30th ($11,361), Vladimir Geshkenbein in 27th ($14,067), and Nam Le in 17th ($17,598).
By the time the final table of nine had been reached, Ruben Ybarra was the chip leader but Charles Sylvestre soon gave his tournament chances a boost after winning a preflop race holding pocket fours to Ryan Olisar’s A-J. With the board running out 10-6-3-5-Q, Olisar found himself out in 6th for $84,459, while Sylvestre would go on to eventually get heads-up against Seth Berger.
The defining hand was then played after Berger check-called Sylvestre (A-J) on every street of a 3-A-K-x-8 board, only to muck his hand after calling his opponent’s all-in bet on the river. Charles Sylvestre was subsequently crowned the WSOP Event #3 champion, much to the delight of his vocal rail. Commenting on his support, Sylvestre explained:
“The Quebec poker community is very close. We are all friends. We all tend to support each other. We had an amazing experience together two years ago. We followed [Duhamel] through the entire series.”
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Charles Sylvestre – $491,360
2. Seth Berger – $303,952
3. William Guerrero – $215,107
4. Michael Cooper – $155,706
5. Binh Ta – $114,017
6. Ryan Olisar – $84,459
7. Darren Rabinowitz – $63,273
8. Ruben Ybarra – $47,925
9. Ping Liu – $36,705

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