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Xiaohu Chen Captures Title in Second Event of 2015 Western New York Poker Challenge

Xiaohu Chen

Toronto, Canada's Xiaohu Chen stormed the Niagara Falls Poker Room this weekend and took down the second event of the 2015 Western New York Poker Challenge in the early morning hours Sunday.

Final Table Results

1Xiaohu Chen$15,242
2Jason Stockfish$9,450
3Sammy Iraci$6,656
4Joe Ciffa$4,827
5Charles Johnson Jr.$3,556
6Kyle Gauchat$2,642
7Jerry Calvaneso$2,134
8Peter Owczarczak$1,727
9Sharman Olshan$1,372

Chen bested a field of 117 entries to book the $15,242 win, including a tough final table he shared with Event #1 winner Jerry Calvaneso.

In fact, it was Calvaneso that really put Chen in great position to win it all when the two tangled in a massive pot during seven-handed play that saw Calvaneso shove with big slick on a queen-high board and Chen make the game-changing call with jacks.

By the time he got heads up with Jason Stockfish, Chen held 2.1 million of the 3.5 million chips in play and made short work of the Cleveland native, calling with second pair against bottom pair and a combo draw that never materialized. With that, Chen became the champion of Event #2.

PokerNews will be back for coverage of Event #3 of the 2015 Western New York Poker Challenge, $300 No-Limit Hold'em, beginning at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday.

Here's a look at the complete schedule:

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For more information on the WNY Poker Challenge, which dates back to 2012, either visit their Facebook page or contact their poker room at (716) 278-6300.

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