Top pros such as Freddy Deeb and Annie Duke came to play in the Aruba Poker Classic, but they were no match for online high roller Travis Rice. "TravestyFund," as Rice is known online, took home the event and the $800,000 first prize.
In the final hand, Rice was in a bad position holding K-T against his opponent James Mordue, who had moved all-in pre-flop with A-K.
If Mordue had won that hand, he would have taken over the chip lead, but a ten on the turn ended his dream of winning the prestigious tournament.
Rice received $800,000 for the victory, while Mordue had to settle for $478,405.
|1st||Travis Rice ||United States|| $800,000 |
|2nd||James Mordue ||United States ||$478,405|
|3rd||Brad Smithson ||United States|| $252,490 |
|4th||Nick Blackburn ||United States||$146,180|
|5th||Jason Gray ||United States||$106,310 |
|6th||Jordan Rich ||United States ||$77,075|