Amateur Chen Wins 'Millionaire Maker' Poker Tourney - 8 News NOW

Amateur Chen Wins 'Millionaire Maker' Poker Tourney

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LAS VEGAS - A 32-year-old Canadian man is $1.2 million richer after outlasting more than 6,300 poker players in the World Series of Poker's "Millionaire Maker" No Limit Hold'em tournament.

Benny Chen is the event's first winner - defeating doctor and commercial pilot Michael Bennington in the final table. Bennington finished in second place with $741,902.

The tournament, which only required a $1,500 buy-in, drew 6,343 entrants - making it one of the largest tournaments in poker history.

Jonathan Gray and Justin Liberto finished third and fourth respectively.

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