|Internet poker qualifier Todd Witteles has won the $3,000 Buy In Limit Hold’em Tournament and collected a $347,385 1st place cash prize at the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Although Todd, a Las Vegas resident, has been playing online at InterPoker.com for some time this was his first World Series of Poker, and he now has an envious WSOP record.|
Having taken 3rd place and $115,810 in Event 4 he then went on to take the $350,000 first prize and coveted WSOP Bracelet. Two events, two final tables and one bracelet is a record any poker player can be proud of.
InterPoker has a total of 46 players competing in this year’s WSOP, with 37 preparing for next week’s $10,000 buy in No Limit Texas Hold ‘em main event. The total prize pool for that event is over $50,000,000, with first place netting $7,500,000. That makes it the richest sporting prize in world history.
The WSOP is the world’s most prestigious poker contest in the world, and sees 5,600 players competing for the coveted gold bracelet at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.