Walsh wins his first bracelet, and it’s a doozy

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Pat Walsh, a pro from St. Charles, Mo., won Event 61 at the World Series of Poker for his first bracelet. Walsh bested a field of 418 players in the $10K pot-limit Omaha event.

He reached to the final table as chipleader and held it start to finish. He earned $923,379 for a career high. Walsh is known around St. Louis as a cash player and PLO is his favorite game.

AMERISTAR: The Heartland Poker Tour will make its next St. Louis stop at Ameristar St. Charles from Oct. 17-26. This will split the two St. Louis stops between Ameristar and River City Casino.

“We are especially excited to welcome the Heartland Poker Tour back to Ameristar St. Charles where we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our wonderful property this year,” said Ward Shaw, vice president and GM at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles.

LUMIERE: The WSOPC returns to Lumiere Casino in St. Louis from Feb. 19-March 2. The previous event at Lumiere was a one-time arrangement when Horseshoe Cleveland didn’t get approval. That event drew well and was an overall success. It appears this will be a regular spot on the schedule.

— Email Don at anteupdonm@gmail.com.