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.