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Chino Raheem wins World Poker Tour

Chino Raheem has just won his third World Poker Tour title as he beat out his competition at this year’s Main Event being hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. He is now one of four players that have been able to win three championships, which include greats like Anthony Zinno, Carlos Mortensen, and Gus Hansen. It was a tough battle, with 342 participants, but only six managed to get to the final table. Raheem proved to be the best in the competition.

Winning the Third WPT Title

Getting past the first 336 participants seemed to be a breeze for Raheem during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $10,000 Finale, but the final table proved to be much more difficult. His first two WPT victories came from:

  • 2008 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic ($1.5 million)
  • 2013 WPT World Championship ($1.15 million)

Adding the $705,855 in winnings from this win puts his career live tournament earnings to over $8 million. He had a few words to say when he won his third WPT title,

“Honestly, because of where I’m at in life, man, it’s probably number one right now. With everything I’ve been through and where I’m at in life and where my head’s at, this probably would be the number one, even though it’s not even a million-dollar score. It’s the smallest one I’ve done of the big ones, but this ranks as being up there as far as timing and everything.”

As we just said, the final table proved to be difficult, but Raheem managed to win in a spectacular way.

Final Hand and Final Table Results

The last hand of the table was Raheem going heads-up against Aditya Prasetyo. Raheem was holding Seven of DiamondsSix of Diamonds, against Prasetyo’s King of ClubsNine of Hearts, where he immediately called all-in, and with his large chip lead, it forced Prasetyo to use all of his chips. The board was not kind, and even though Raheem may have started out trying to get a flush, he ended up getting a three of a kind, Jack of HeartsTen of HeartsFour of SpadesSeven of SpadesSeven of Hearts, beating Prasetyo and getting his third title. The final table results are:

Place Player Prize
1 Chino Raheem $705,885
2 Aditya Prasetyo $484,130
3 Richard Leger $311,305
4 Adrian Mateos $200,510
5 William Benson $154,585
6 Bryan Piccioli $127,905