Allow us to introduce the first poker millionaire of 2010, 19-year-old American Harrison Gimbel. As this very wrap-up post is being written, Gimbel is getting his first taste of high stakes poker fame, granting his first interviews and posing for winners photos. Interestingly enough, Gimbel won his seat to the tournament the very day before it started in a live $1,000 satellite tournament.
Gimbel abandoned his studies at the University of Alabama to focus on poker full time and the decision proved to be a wise one. Prior to today, Gimbel's largest cash had been a first place finish in the Florida State Poker Championships back in June ($67,860). He's now miles out in front on practically every Player of the Year imaginable. For a poker player, it's hard to think of a better possible start to a year than this.
Congratulations to Harrison Gimbel on a tournament well played! Here's a quick look at how the rest of the final table panned out:
1st: Harrison Gimbel - $2,200,000
2nd: Ty Reiman - $1,750,000
3rd: Barry Shulman - $1,350,000
4th: Benjamin Zamani - $1,000,000
5th: Ryan D'Angelo - $700,000
6th: Aage Ravn - $450,000
7th: Zachary Goldberg - $300,000
8th: Tom Koral - $201,300
That does it for our coverage of the 2010 PokerStars.net PCA Main Event. The PokerNews live reporting team will be heading Down Under later this week for the Aussie Millions tournament series, beginning January 14th at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.
Until then, from the Atlantis Resort, Hotel & Casino in The Bahamas, good night and good luck!