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Rep Porter Wins Second Bracelet in Last Razz Event of 2011
Poker pro and previous WSOP bracelet winner Rep Porter defeated a field of 363 to win the last Razz event of the 2011 World Series of Poker.
Porter, who has been playing poker professionally for four years and won his first bracelet in 2008, collected $210,615 for his victory.
“Winning a bracelet is amazing whether it’s your first, second or tenth,” Porter told PokerListings.com in Las Vegas.
Porter worked on Wall Street for six years before turning his attention to poker full-time and settling down in the Seattle area in the mid-2000s.
He had his first WSOP cash in 2005. He was soon building on that result with a second-place finish at the $10k buy-in WSOP Circuit event in Atlantic City in 2006, good for $192,000, and 39th in the 2007 Main Event for almost $250,000.
With a wife and two children at home, however, Porter was becoming increasingly unhappy with the amount of time on the road his poker career required.
“I was hoping to get a business in finance going in Seattle so I could cut down on my travel and spend more time with my family, but the prospects economically aren’t exactly high right now,” said Porter.
While that venture may not have panned out, it seems Porter has an effective back-up plan waiting for him at the poker table.
Rep Porter has almost $1.5 million in career tournament earnings, including two WSOP bracelets and numerous major final table appearances.