|22-year-old online poker player Curtis Hirsch is $58,585 richer after finishing 49th in the WPT Championship. |
As a VIPpoker.com player, Curtis won a seat into the tournament through the site's WPT Championship satellite.
Although it was his first visit ever to Las Vegas, VIP Poker say that Curtis was focused and stuck to his game, not letting the pressure of the tournament and calibre of the competition affect his play.
'The whole tournament was the experience of a lifetime and VIPpoker made the whole experience even better because they were behind me all the way,' Curtis commented after his big win.
Poker Manager, John Olsen, said: 'We at VIPpoker.com are very proud of Curtis and his performance at the WPT Championship. I spoke to him a number of times while he was in Las Vegas and his excitement was contagious -- it was great to be a part of it.”