<a href="http://anteupmagazine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/josetorres.jpg"></a><a href="http://anteupmagazine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/josetorres.jpg"></a><span style="color: #0000ee; text-decoration: underline;"><img class="alignleft" style="float: left; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px;" src="http://anteupmagazine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/josetorres.jpg" alt="" width="284" height="378" /></span>Jose Torres of Hollywood won the biggest buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament ever held in the South, besting his neighbor and WSOP Player of the Year Jacobo Fernandez at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi on Monday (Jan. 12). The field had just 46 players in the $5K event, but it was a world-class field nonetheless that was vying for the $213,100 prize money.
Torres, a 38-year-old business owner, took home $95,895 and the custom-designed white gold and diamond bracelet. He also received an entry into the championship event valued at $10,000, which will take place later this week.
Some of the big names who joined him at the final table: Bill Edler, Michael Binger, Scott Clements and, of course, Fernandez.
Fernandez, who was voted WSOP Player of the Year by CardPlayer in 2008, won $53,275 for his second-place finish.
A day earlier, poker veteran Brent Carter, a 60-year-old Treasure Island native, won a $500 buy-in PLO event in a five-way chop. Torres finished fourth in that event as well.
For a more complete story please pick up the March issue of Ante Up at your Florida poker room.