There were a total of 1,698 players who took part in the recently concluded 2017 World Series of Poker $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
The event was a very successful one and it was won by a young 22-year-old German Christopher Frank. This German poker professional was happy to have captured his very first WSOP gold bracelet. He acknowledged that the competition was really tough with so many entrants entering the fray. By winning this event, Chris took home $384,833 as first place prize money.
Frank said after the event that he has a feeling that the win has not sunk in yet. It is all blank for him at the moment, but said that it was a very good feeling. Knowing that he was able to come on top competing with over 1600 poker players is really amazing.
He said that he has been in the playing circuit for quite some time now and is happy to be part of this wonderful sport. He had the dream of making it big sometime in his career and he was able to achieve his dream this time round. He is very much happy to have won the 2017 WSOP gold bracelet and one that he is sure going to cherish for a long time.
The payout of $384,833 is the biggest payday earnings that Frank has got in his entire professional poker career. His total live poker earnings now stand at just under $1.1 million. Apart from the gold bracelet and prize money, Frank also earned 1080 Player of the Year points for winning this title. He is having a decent outing this year and this is his second final table finish of the season. The second place went to Ryan Leng who took home $237,776 and the third place went to ArkadiyTsinis who won $171,208 prize money.