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Guillermo Olvero of Mexico Wins 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic: 'Bears' All

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Nov/18/2013
Guillermo Olvero of Mexico Wins 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic

Mexican poker player Guillermo Olvero has won the coveted 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event.  He is the first poker player representing Latin America to win the Classic, now in its 4th year.  Until now, two Canadians and an American have been crowned.

Guillermo takes home $171,100 for his efforts.  He had only cashed in one previous live sanctioned poker tournament leading into this weekend.

Once again this year, players representing online poker sites Americas Cardroom, BetCRIS.com and Bovada/Bodog Poker were well represented.  In fact, six members of Team Bovada made it into the money at this year’s event.

Guillermo represented BetCRIS Poker and those of us here at Gambling911.com couldn't help but notice his BetCRIS "bear" shirt he donned while accepting the prize money. 

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The final table consisted of the following:

9th: Stuart Marshak

8th: Bovada’s Derrick Scott

7th: Patrick Serda's

6th: Gabriel Diaz

5th: Chanracy Khun

4th: Anthony Zinno

3rd: Bovada’s Jonathan Iacovelli

2nd: Leonel Otazo

1st: Guillermo Olvera

$500,000 in cash was guaranteed for this year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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