Chris “Fox” Wallace of St. Paul, Minn., won his first bracelet and $507,614 after besting a field of 200 players in the $10K HORSE championship at this year’s World Series of Poker. Wallace has been playing poker professionally for about 10 years and has been a constant presence in the Minnesota poker scene.
HORSE is one of his favorite games.
“If I could pick an event to win, other than the money for the main event, it would have been this one,” he said.
During the WSOP he constantly gave Minnesota players kudos for their performances this year.
“Minnesota players are so strong and the games are so tough, that when we come to Vegas we do really well and it’s great to see how everyone from Minnesota supports each other.”
Mike Kachan of Edina also won his first bracelet and $403,483 in Event 56 ($1K NLHE), defeating 2,525 players. Kachan, babyshark33 on PokerStars and PocketFives, is best known for his online prowess with more than $3M in online earnings.
Seven other Minnesotans made final tables: Jeremy Dresch of Fridley won $61,068 after finishing sixth in Event 4 ($1K NLHE); Andrew Dick of St. Paul finished eighth in Event 8 ($1,500 Millionaire Maker) for $164,118; Lance Harris of Apple Valley earned $119,977 for fourth in Event 11 (six-max); Jonathan Hanner was third and took home $102,503 in Event 23 ($1K turbo); Robbie Wazwaz cashed for $50,246 for seventh in Event 31 ($1,500 NLHE); Ryan Laplante came in fifth and won $113,796 in Event 39 ($3K NLHE), and Blake Bohn won $54,792 for his ninth-place finish in Event 49 ($5K NLHE).
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