Ante Up strategy columnist Lee Childs has won his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring.
Childs of Alexandria, Va., won Event #12 ($1,600 no-limit hold’em) at Harrah’s Atlantic City Dec. 18, taking down $63,733 and the ring. He went into heads-up with a 10-1 chip lead over Josh Brikis of Pittsburgh.
"I’ve been playing online and have been having some pretty good success," Childs said in a release provided from the World Series of Poker media department. "I’ve won a Sunday major and am sponsored by Lock Poker, where I play a lot online."
Childs, who writes a monthly strategy column for Ante Up Magazine and also provides analysis for the weekly Hand of the Week segment on the Ante Up PokerCast, is adopting a child with his wife, Jenny, and runs his own training company, AcumenPoker.Net, while also serving as an instructor for the WPT Boot Camp.
"A lot of poker players have big egos and think they know it all when there is always more to learn," Childs said. "I’m always trying to learn and I actually learn so much from teaching at the boot camps."