While today may be the WSOP’s day, there’s no way one can ignore that history was made on Friday over in the World Poker Tour when Darren Elias became the first player to win back-to-back WPT Main Events in the same season.
Just days ago Darren pocketed over $127K for his victory at St. Maarten during the WPT’s Caribbean stop. It was just last month Darren found himself hoisting the trophy at Borgata when he won The WPT Borgata Championship for $843K which was the score that pushed his lifetime earnings to over $2M.
You will possibly remember that while it was a historic win, it wasn’t the first where a player went back-to-back. The context of Darren’s win is that it occurred in the same season as “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier went back-to-back in 2012 but the victories were the last event of Season X and the first of XI.
According to the World Poker Tour blog, Elias’ win this past week gives him a virtual chokehold on the Season XIII Player of the Year race, despite there still being months left in the season.
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