The young ambition Christopher Frank won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and defeated almost 1,700 contestants, securing $384,833 on his way to the top.
He was the first player from Germany in 2017 to win a bracelet in the event which was scheduled to begin on the 17th of June. The final table lasted four hours and the game was very dynamic. The leading player on it was Ryan Leng from Wheeling, Illinois, who has an extensive career in the poker world. His first tournament was at the 2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker, but he has never won a bracelet in his poker career.
In Day 3 of Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em there were 22 players ready to steal the gold bracelet and emerge victorious from the final battle. However, Ryan Leng had different plans for them and he began by steadily eliminating a big chunk of his competitors and in a matter of hours there were only 10 players left on the table. Leng bested the four-time bracelet winner and well-known for his bright green hair Max Pescatori, who finished 8th.
Frank sent Grant Denison to the 5th and Pratyush Buddiga to the 4th place, effectively eliminating the competition and preparing the ground for the heads-up battle with Leng which was very high-powered. When asked for a comment after the final table, Frank said that he had luck and good hands, so he managed to defeat him by making the best out of the situation. He still could not believe this was really happening to him and he was more than excited to finally win his first big award.
The 22-year old German is currently living in Austria and becoming well-acquainted with the world of poker and its various styles and specific treats. He began his poker tournament career in 2016 when he took part in the Event #2: The COLOSSUS II – $565 No-Limit Hold’em and won $1,322. Since then he has been very active in playing in almost all WSOP events and further practicing his poker skills and acquiring a total of just less than $1.1 million.
At the 2016 Event #59: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em he finished 43rd and earned $15,823. His participation in many live tournaments brought him his largest cash at 2016 Event #68: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship, during which he pocketed $49,108 and finished 128th. Yesterday’s winning is his biggest so far and he was visibly elated by his achievement against some of the most renown poker pros. Apart from it Frank also earned 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points and this places him on #64 in the POY standings.