Friday, July 24, 2009
Fort Worth man returns successful from World Series of Poker
Pat Atchison managed to finish in the money in two separate events during the 2009 WSOP.
Pat Atchison has had the summer of his life, at least when it comes to poker.
Atchison just returned home from an intense summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s version of the World Series of Poker was a big success for the man from Fort Worth.
Two money finishes
Atchison managed to finish in the money in two separate events during the 2009 WSOP. Both were no-limit holdem events with buy-ins of $2,000.
The first one, Event 32 on June 13, saw a starting field of 1,534 players, creating a prize pool of $2,791,880. Atchison went out on place 130 and pocketed $3,900. Not a huge financial gain, but a WSOP cash nonetheless.
Biggest win ever
Event 36 started only three days after Event 32 had ended. This time, even more players came to play. A total of 1,695 players paid the $2,000 buy-in, creating a prize pool of $3,084,900.
Atchison, carried on the shoulders of his recent success, managed to stay in the game for three long days at the tables, defeating big names like David "Chino" Rheem, Kenna James, and Shaun Deeb.
In the end, he finished on a very honorable sixth place, earning himself some $95,000 and the respect of his peers.
Cadillac of poker
No-limit Texas holdem is clearly Atchison’s game of choice. It’s the game in which he’s earned a total of $173,000 in tournament winnings, of which $126,000 in WSOP and WSOP Circuit events.
We’ll definitely be following the future adventures of Pat Atchison on the international tournament circuit and wish him the best of luck – or skill.
Oliver MacLennan -- PokerJunkie.com
This article was submitted by a member of the Pegasus News community.