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Walsh Wins ESPN Bounty Shootout
Veteran poker player Pat Walsh won the the $10,000 ESPN Bounty Shootout at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles this weekend.
It took a marathon 13-hour final for Walsh to claim victory against a table that included The Big Event at The Bicycle Casino main event winner Victor Ramdin, 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel, 2010 NAPT L.A. champ Joe Tehan, John Smith, Matt Woodward, Ali Eslami, Shane Schleger, and Alex Keating.
Including bounties, a share of the prize for collecting the most bounties, the $40k given to every player who made the final by beating their first table, and the winner-take-all first-place prize, Walsh earned $241,700.
From St. Charles, Missouri, walsh came into the event with $552,317 in career live tournament earnings with scores dating back to 2004.
His biggest payday was a fifth-place finish at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic in 2009 that earned him $310,694.
Last summer he made deep runs in both the $10k Pot Limit Hold'em (22nd) and $10k Limit Hold'em (15th) Championships at the WSOP.
After discussions with California gaming officials, PokerStars and the North American Poker Tour pulled its branding from the event at the 11th hour.
This tournament was renamed the ESPN Bounty Shootout and still filmed for TV.
With bounties and bonuses, here's how the final table payouts went at the ESPN Bounty Shootout final table:
1 Pat Walsh $241,700
2 Ali Eslami $56,000
3 Alex Keating $62,000
4 Joe Tehan $56,000
5 John Smith $58,000
6 Jonathan Duhamel $58,000
7 Matt Woodward $42,000
8 Shane Schleger $46,000
9 Victor Ramdin $48,000