Chris Vitch is over the moon after taking part in the $10,000 Stud Eight-Or-Better Championship in the WSOP event.
He has won his second gold bracelet of his career after winning this championship by defeating an elite field of players.
This second bracelet is very special for him as he has one-upped himself this year following the win of the 2016 WSOP $2,500 mixed triple draw event. He then took $136,854 as the cash prize for his efforts. This year he has got a payday of $320,103. Vitch has earned back-to-back gold bracelets at the WSOP events.
Chris Vitch has earned a good name for himself in the poker world. He is a mixed-games and limit game specialist. He had to face a tough challenge in this event in order to get his hands on the title and also to claim his second gold bracelet.
He had to fight against the likes of bracelet winners Benny Glaser, Abe Mosseri, Brock Parker and Jonathan Duhamel to win the event. Mosseri entered this event on the back of a win at the $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better event. Glaser has got two bracelets in 2016 for his stupendous performance at the $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better and the $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better events.
Vitch admitted that he knew that it was going to a tough battle when he saw the lineup of players heading for the final day of the championship. He said that Benny was a fine and cunning player. Vitch learned from Benny that he has not lost in any of the heads-up that he has taken part in the World Series. Vitch said that he is very glad that he has become the first player in the World Series to win over Benny at the heads-up battle. Vitch also said that either of the players could have won the event as the levels were very high towards the end. Luckily, he was able to scrape through.