In two days of high roller action it was Steven Silverman who captured the first ever World Poker Tour Alpha8 100k buy-in title as well as the first place haul of $891,660. Silverman had plenty of competition at the Final Table as he needed to fade the eliminations of such personalities as Bill Perkins, Jason Mercier, Joesph Cheong, Issac Haxton and Daniel Alaei before any money was awarded.
Matt Glantz, who, according to the World Poker Tour’s live updates, began the day with the chip lead, would fall in 4th place and take home just under $250k for his efforts. Poker professional Jeff Gross was next to exit with a payday of $364,770, leaving Silverman heads up with the white hot JC Tran.
Tran, as you will recall, is all set to return to the WSOP Final Table this November with the chip lead—but on this day he would have to settle for $526,890 second place prize, falling to Silverman in just a few hands of heads-up play.
The WPT Alpha 8 televised final table, from the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, complete with all the action and eliminations, is set to air on the new Fox Sports 1 Network in March of 2014.