Farid Yachou has won the very first Monster World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions, snatching US$ 381600 for the victory in addition to many prizes, including a Corvette 2016, a Hublot watch as well as many other stunning prizes.
The WPT Amsterdam 2015 main event champ earned his seat in this tournament when he topped that pack of 341 poker players.
The 36-year-old businessman from Netherlands, this time around, beat a pack of sixty-four players, some of whom such as Yachou won their path into this tournament by taking down a World Poker Tour main event this season. The rest of the pack was made up of champs of World Poker Tour tournaments from earlier seasons, who were able to purchase into this rake-free tournament for US$ 15000.
Yachou came into the TV broadcasted final table of 6 in fifth chip spot, but racked up the 1st knockout when his pocket jacks delayed against Darren Elias to beat the 2 time World Poker Tour champ in 6th spot. Yachou also got rid of Michael Mizrachi in 3rd place to take a little lead into the heads-up fight against Vlad Darie.
Meanwhile, a person lost his poker profits after an armed theft in Peoria on Sunday morning. The man told the authorities that he was walking home on the Madison Avenue when 2 people came near. One of them had a gun, while the other took his wallet. The man has won US$ 260 on a poker machine at a bar located in Peoria Heights. Also, the people got away with that money as well as some credit cards.