It's been a good week for first-timers at the Bayou Poker Challenge, with several events taken by players without a major tournament title under their belt. And Nisan Cohen just joined the club, bagging his first in $500+$50 No-Limit Hold'em at Harrah's New Orleans.
Event 10 at this year's World Series of Poker Circuit series stop in New Orleans, the tourney saw 622 players square up the buy-in hoping to become the next first-timer to break into the big time.
And Cohen, a 35-year-old store owner from Gainesville, Fla., was the best of the bunch, eventually seizing the chip lead mid-way through the final table and cruising to his first major tournament victory, taking $84,468 plus the gold WSOP Circuit ring.
Taking second was Anita Vasquez, from Houston, Texas, joining Jennifer Harman as the only female to take second place in a Circuit event and leaving Lisa Pickell still the only female WSOP Circuit event winner.
The rest of your final table looked like this:
|1st||Nisan Cohen||Gainesville, Fla.||$84,468|
|2nd||Anita Vasquez||Houston, Texas||$43,742|
|3rd||David Scarano||Seattle, Wash.||$24,134|
|4th||Tuck Trentham||Deland, Fla.||$21,117|
|5th||Mike Booth||Jacksonville, Fla.||$18,100|
|6th||Kit Riley||Dallas, Texas||$15,084|
|7th||Aaron Baldwin||Oxford, Ga.||$12,067|
|8th||"Player Jay" Bender||Atlanta, Ga.||$9,050|
|9th||Taylor Black||Mobile, Ala.||$3,318|
The $5,000 main event at the Bayou Poker Challenge kicks off today at noon and runs until Wednesday.
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