Philly-area Players
Cash in Main Event

July 15, 2012 -

At least 12 area poker players cashed in the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, and one has made it to the final table.  Russell Thomas, a Temple grad from Wallingford, will return to play for the Main Event championship in late October.  Nearly 6,600 entrants started the tournament. The tournament began on July 7 with three opening rounds and played down to the final table on July 16.  The prize for first place is $8.5 million.

 

 

The players who earned a payout at the Rio casino were …

  • 20. Paul Volpe, West Chester, Pa., 294.601.
  • 52. Richard Pyne, Blackwood, N.J., $156,293
  • 62. Dave D’Alesandro, Wenonah, N.J., $128,384
  • 82. Roman Valerstein, Newtown,Pa., $73,805
  • 155. Patrick Halter, Penn Valley, Pa. $52,1678
  • 158. Peter McCullough, Brookhaven, Pa. $52,718
  • 167. Dan Shak, Bryn Mawr, Pa., $44,655
  • 276. Dennis Frederick, Upper Darby, Pa., $38,453
  • 288. Joshua Weizer, Philadelphia, $38,453
  • 341. Robert Wisuiak, Atlantic City, $32,871
  • 453. Michael Hickman, Media, 24,808
  • 488. Marc Goldman, Easton, 24,808

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2 Comments to “Philly-area Players
Cash in Main Event”

  1. Mark says:

    Take it home, Philly.

  2. Mark says:

    Dave D’Alesandro was the chip leader heading into day 4…

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