Anthony Gregg – Biggest 2013 WSOP Winner with $4.8m Payout

Entering this weekend, Benny Chen was the biggest winner of the 2013 WSOP after he took down the Event #6 “Millionaire Maker” along with $1.2 million. However, this total has been blown away by Anthony Gregg since he recently won the Event #47 $111,111 One Drop along with $4,830,619. Gregg captured this prize after navigating though an interesting 166-player field, which included both top poker pros and businessmen.

One of these businessmen was Skylar Capital Management CEO Bill Perkins. Entering the final day, where just four players remained, Perkins held a slight chip lead over Gregg. However, there was no safety in this lead as Perkins was quickly eliminated along with Antonio Esfandiari.

Esfandiari was a very interesting story throughout this event because he won the WSOP Big One for One Drop and $18.34 million last year. But he was unable to repeat in this year’s smaller One Drop tournament after being knocked out just before Perkins.

This left Gregg and Chris Klodnicki playing for the massive $4.83 million top prize. These two skilled veterans battled back and forth for well over an hour, but Gregg was finally able to gain the upper hand and eliminate Klodnicki. On the final hand, a short-stacked Klodnicki shoved on the flop with an inside straight draw, and Gregg called with top pair. The board helped neither player, which gave Gregg the victory.

Thanks to his latest score, the Columbia, Maryland native now doubles his winnings to an impressive $8,631,300. He’s also the biggest winner at the 2013 WSOP, though this will change when the Main Event finishes up in November.

2013 WSOP $111k One Drop Results
1st: Anthony Gregg – $4,830,619
2nd: Chris Klodnicki – $2,985,495
3rd: William Perkins – $1,965,163
4th: Antonio Esfandiari – $1,433,438
5th: Richard Fullerton – $1,066,491
6th: Martin Jacobson – $807,427
7th: Brandon Steven – $621,180
8th: Nick Schulman – $485,029
9th: Olivier Busquet – $384,122
10th: Lawrence Greenberg – $384,122
11th: Connor Drinan – $308,622
12th: Jeremy Ausmus – $308,622
13th: Matt Glantz – $251,549
14th: Martin Finger – $251,549
15th: Blake Bohn – $208,968
16th: Mike Sexton – $208,968
17th: Daniel Alaei – $173,723
18th: Andrew Lichtenberger – $173,723
19th: Phil Laak – $173,723
20th: Shaun Deeb – $173,723
21st: Jason Koon – $173,723
22nd: Farshad Fardad – $173,723
23rd: Dan Shak – $173,723
24th: Steve Gross – $173,723

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