Elior Sion Wins The Players Championship, Beats Out Negreanu, Haxton

Written by:
Published on:

26-year-old British pro Elior Sion has won the 2017 World Series of Poker Players Championship and the $1,395,767 that came with it.

The 26-year-old from Great Britain also won the $1,395,767 that came with the first place victory along with a bracelet.  In the end, Sion helped deprive Daniel Negreanu of his 7th World Series of Poker bracelet while also beating out big name pro Isaac Haxton.

"I mean, it feels amazing," said Sion after his win. "It's been a long day playing with some of the best players in the world. A tournament like this is like a long journey. You just need to take it a step at a time. There are a few blips along the way, but as long as you still have chips, anything can happen. At the final table, cards fell my way and I was fortunate enough to win."

The real battle came against 2nd place finisher Johannes Becker, who walked away with a cool $862,649.

"It did swing a lot back and forth and then in the last level when the blinds changed, just everything fell my way," said Sion. "It was just, it felt like it was going to be over pretty quickly because the blinds were so big. Johnny played really, really well. I've played with him online a bunch. He's learned mixed games very recently and he's showing he's able to compete with the best int he world. I have a lot of credit for him and everyone else at the final table."

With the victory, Sion is now up just shy of $2 million in career winnings.

Here are your top finishers:

Final Table Results:

1st: Elior Sion - $1,395,767

2nd: Johannes Becker - $862,649

3rd: Isaac Haxton - $595,812

4th: Ivo Donev - $419,337

5th: Daniel Negreanu - $300,852

6th: Paul Volpe - $220,111

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

Russell Crowe's "Poker Face" Finally Released: Early Reviews Not Good

The highly anticipated poker flick "Poker Face" has resumed production after well over a year of being shut down due to Covid.  Nearly a year later as it begins hitting theatres, there are questions as to whether filming should ever have resumed.  16% is the Rotten Tomatoes early score.

Mike Matusow Gets Covid for Third Straight Time: Full Vaxed

"I officially got Covid for the 3rd time and won’t be able to play @HCLPokerShow next week! I feel ok so far as symtoms seem mild thanks to the fact I haven’t taken any bs boosters or vaccines from our corrupt Big Pharma companies!"