Jonathan Hilton Wins WSOP National Championship
Poker player Jonathan Hilton has won the third annual World Series of Poker National Championship. He beat a field of 127 players to win his first WSOP gold bracelet, collect $355,599 in prize money and 660 Card Player of the Year Points.
Last year Hilton finished runner-up to Dominik Nitsche but this year he was able to beat the 2012 WSOP $1,000 no-limit hold’em champion Max Steinberg to take this title. Other famous players at the final table included Brock Parker, Joe Tehan and Jeremy Ausmus.
The National Championship closed the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit season. Of the players taking part 100 had gained places by winning a circuit main event, being the casino champion at one of the stops or by making the top 60 of the circuit leader board.
Members of the WSOP Player of the Year top 100 were also able to play but they had to buy-in for $10,000. There was $1,000,000 automatically in the prize pool and the 27 players that chose to buy-in brought the prize pool up to $1,270,000.