South Coast Region Player Filipe Defreitas Wins the Eastern Poker Tour’s August $10,000 Monthly Championship
From the Walpole VFW in Walpole, Mass., the Eastern Poker Tour held its 5th Monthly Championship for Season 29. 196 players came out to play for their shot at a piece of the $10,000 prize pool.
Filipe Defreitas, a 30 year old Brazilian from Fall River, Mass. won today’s event and taking home the $2500 first place prize. Filipe was feeling confident ever since last night. He won last night’s (Friday) Bar event at the VFW Post 486 and then visited a nearby casino and even made more money. “I felt confident that I was going to win when I woke up this morning.” said Defreitas.
Filipe started the Final Table in 2nd place with 740,000 in chips. The second place finisher Chun Destramp was the chip leader heading into the Final Table.
When play started on the Final Table, the first 4 out happened within 5 minutes. After that, play slowed down real slow.
When asked if this was his biggest win, Filipe said no that he had won $60,000 in the BSOP (Brazilian Series of Poker) a few years ago.
Special congratulations goes to Robert Miller who, with his 8th place finish, has now achieved a “Double Stack” for the Season 29 $30K Finals
Below are the results from today’s event: