The US$ 1 million $25000 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown no-limit high roller drew in a pack of ninety-four entries, easily exceeding the guarantee to build a prize kitty of US$ 2350000. David Malka came out as the winner with the title, the 1st spot prize of US$ 658000 along with 756 POY points.
It was his 2nd title of the year, after winning the US$3,250 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament at the World Series of Poker Circuit series at Bicycle Casino for another US$70,355 and two-hundred-sixteen points. With these 2 victories, Malka has jumped to sixty-second spot in the rankings with nine-hundred-seventy-two points.
Malka went to the No 1 spot tough the final table on the way to win, including the likes of World Series of Poker 2013 main event 4th spot ender Sylvain Loosli (Second – US$ 481,750), Tim West (Third – US$ 298,450), Player of the Year 2015 race 3rd place finisher Nick Petrangelo (Fourth- US$ 206,800) as well as WPT Championship main event winner 2009 Yevgeniy Timoshenko (Sixth – US$ 101,050).
Meanwhile, the highly awaited MMA battle between poker players Olivier Busquet and JC Alvarado will take place in Las Vegas on Thursday night. The fight will start at 6 PM (PST) at Syndicate MMA Gym in Sin City Las Vegas.
JC Alvarado, who has some fighting experience, would be risking US$ 150000, while Olivier has put up US$ 120000. Olivier comes in weighing 187 pounds, while JC comes in at 165 pounds. They are almost the same height. The bet was dealt with back in October.