Joe Commisso Wins $911,855 In Event 46 At World Series of Poker
Joe Commisso capped one of the greatest days to date this year on Saturday at the World Series of Poker. He was locked in an epic heads up battle in Event #46, a $5,000 buy in, No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed tournament.
His opponent was Rich Lyndaker and both begin the heads up play with big chip counts. Lyndaker survived eight all in pre flop hands before finally succumbing to Commisso. The two played heads up for hours, and the mental drain took its toll on the champion.
"I pretty much detest tournaments. I don't know if I'll ever play one again...It's like someone sucking soul out. I just want to sit in my boxer shorts and play online. I might retire on top. I got my bracelet, I might not play any tournaments ever again,' said Commisso.
He took home the biggest first place payday of the World Series of Poker this year so far. $911,855 will be going back with him to his home, where he plays cash games on his computer for a living.
Although he earlier said he would not be playing any more tournaments in the near future, or maybe ever, he still backtracked when asked about the main event at this year's WSOP. "Alright, you might see me at the Main Event," he said.
In other news from Las Vegas, Ryan Hughes became the first player ever to win a Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better tournament twice at the WSOP. He won Event # 47 with a $1,500 buy in.
Hughes won $183,368 for his first place finish. Ronald Long finished in second, winning $113,240. Thomas Hunt III came in third and was rewarded with $68,686.
June 29, 2008
Posted By Vincent Tapoglia III
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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