Anthony Zinno Takes 2nd WPT Title in Fallsview Classic

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Anthony Zinno courtesy of WPT

Bostonian Anthony Zinno topped a field of 419 players to earn $380,021 in the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic last night.

It was Zinno’s second WPT title as he defeated Vanessa Selbst in the Borgata Poker Open in 2013 to win $825,000. 

With last night’s victory Zinno also finds himself leading the 2014-15 WPT Player of the Year with 1,587 points thanks to six cashes in this season. Darren Elias fell to second place with 1,473 points.

Erik Cajelais Eliminated First

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Erik Cajelais

The final table featured prominent French Canadian poker pro Erik Cajelais but he didn’t exactly have a big impact on the final table.

Erik Cajelais, who was playing from the short stack, busted on the very first hand of the final table.

Surprisingly Jeremy Halaska busted on the second hand of the final table leaving just four players in a matter or minutes.

David Cloutier (fourth) and Corey Hochman (third) also busted in rapid fashion but that was just paving the way for an epic heads-up battle between Anthony Zinno and Mark Bailey.

Zinno entered heads-up with a 3-1 chip lead on Bailey but Baily refused to go away and kept battling back.

After 75 hands of heads-up play (the entire final table only lasted 145) Zinno finally landed the knockout blow when he had the fortune of picking up pocket kings against Bailey’s A J, which flopped a flush draw.

Here are the complete payouts from the final table:

  • 1st: Anthony Zinno - $380,021 + USD $15,400 WPT Seat
  • 2nd: Mark Bailey - $266,394
  • 3rd: Corey Hochman - $171,294
  • 4th: David Cloutier - $126,674
  • 5th: Jeremy Halaska - $95,100
  • 6th: Erik Cajelais - $76,194
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