The 2020 World Series of Poker Potawatomi $1,700 Main Event began with 524 entrants, and on Monday it was 35-year-old Philip Shing, who was visiting Milwaukee for the first time, coming out on top to capture the $151,284 first-place prize, a gold ring, and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.
It actually marked the second ring for Shing, who revealed that he only plays poker a couple of times a year. Back in 2015, he won the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Event #3: $580 Six-Max NLH for $14,543 and his first gold ring.
“I only play three events a year due to work but I actually had a week off of work so I came here. The casino was great, the people were amazing and I just had a blast here at the final table so I will definitely be making this trip again … As you can expect I’m exhausted at this point and I’m ready to go home and see my kids.”