- Category: Entertainment
- Published Friday, January 15, 2016
- CTV News
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Veteran Canadian poker player Mike Watson outlasted a field of 928 competitors to win the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament.
Watson, from St. John's, N.L., took home US$728,325 ($1,058,736) for winning what is known as the largest poker event outside of Las Vegas.
The last hand of the lengthy tournament came when Watson's flush beat a high pair from final opponent Tony Gregg, who had committed the remainder of his chips.
The win put Watson over the $9 million mark in career earnings.