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
|5||Charles Johnson Jr.||$3,556|
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:
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.