Isaac Baron wins at Caesars

Isaac Baron
Isaac Baron is the the Caesars Palace Classic main event champion.

One of online poker's most feared tournament players became a major live tournament champion for the first time in Las Vegas Thursday.

Isaac "westmenloAA" Baron took down the Caesars Palace Classic main event and its $246,928 first-place prize beating a final table full of poker's best.

Baron took control of the tournament with seven players remaining, knocking out Theo Tran and crippling 2008 PokerStars EPT Grand Final champ Glen Chorny, rivering a straight with a pair of nines against Chorny's tens and Tran's big slick.

Baron never relinquished the chip lead taking a better than 5:1 advantage into heads-up play.

Veteran pros Kathy Liebert (8th) and Jimmy Tran (5th) also made the final table.

Chorny finished third and Baron, who finished fourth at the final table in Monte Carlo when Chorny booked his win, defeated Michael Benvenuti heads-up to take the title.

The $5k buy-in event drew 162 players creating a $762,129 prize pool.

Baron, from West Menlo Park, California, has amassed more than $3 million in tournament winnings, both online and live.

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