Flowers wins WPT Fiesta al Lago

Noted online poker pro Randal Flowers made his biggest splash in the casino poker world after winning the WPT Fiesta al Lago event. 

This poker tournament was no cakewalk for Flowers though since he faced some of the best players in the world towards the end of the tourney.  Annette Obrestad, Noah Schwartz, Andy Frankenberger, Allen “The Chainsaw” Kessler, and Jeff Madsen were among the final 15 players left.  But Flowers had one thing going for him that all of these other poker pros didn’t – the poker chips lead!

Flowers took his chip lead onto the final poker table where he added to that stack after busting Jason Koon out in 4th place and Schwartz out in 3rd place.  After this, it was a relatively easy heads-up match against Michael Benvenuti that only lasted 17 poker hands

Flowers earned $831,500 for winning the tournament while Benvenuti still cashed for $564,200.  Here is how the entire final table fared:

1st place: Randal Flowers – $831,500
2nd place: Michael Benvenuti – $564,200
3rd place: Noah Schwartz – $344,968
4th place:  Jason Koon – $225,680
5th place: Andy Frankenberger – $161,200
6th place: Skip Wilson – $112,840

Before winning the Fiesta al Lago Main Event, Flowers was best known for his internet poker accomplishments.  The 22 year-old has already earned over $2 million in online winnings, and he only looks to add to that total in the future. 

As for the Fiesta al Lago event, prize packages for this tournament have been offered by several poker rooms leading up to the tourney.  Party Poker and Carbon Poker were two of the biggest poker sites offering players the chance to win a prize package to this tournament.  And even if you missed out on your chance to go to Fiesta al Lago, you’ll have plenty more chances to play in WPT events by signing up at either Party Poker or Carbon Poker.

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