Waterloo, Ontario, resident Steve Paul-Ambrose took home first place and its prize of $1,363,100 at the World Poker Tour's (WPT) PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure at the Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas yesterday.
Paul-Ambrose won his seat in the event at PokerStars.com for just $108. He has only been playing poker for two years.
In addition to the $1.3 million, Paul-Ambrose also earned a $25,500 entry to the WPT Championship at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this April. The Caribbean No-Limit Texas Hold'em final table ran for six hours, but was interrupted for fifty minutes due to a power outage.
The third annual WPT Joseph Hachem, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, and Tom McEvoy compete in multiple daily tournaments, satellites, cash games, and single table tournaments, along with the main event, which boasted a playing field of 724 players and a total prize pool of $5,647,200. The buy-in was $7,800 + $200.
Final table results are as follows:
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