Ben86 Goes Wire-to-Wire in PSC Panama HR to Win $538k

Ben “Ben86” Tollerene was pretty much perfect as he dismantled the PSC Panama $50k High Roller final table to take down $538,715 last night.

Tollerene busted every single opponent at a table that included high roller regs Steve O’Dwyer, Timothy Adams and Justin Bonomo.

Daniel Dvoress, who finished third in the PSC Bahamas High Roller, made it to heads-up against Tollerene but by that point Dvoress was looking at a 10-1 chip disadvantage, which proved to be unassailable.

Tollerene entered the final table as the chip leader and never let his foot off the gas pedal as the entire final table took just over four hours.

Here’s a look at the complete payouts for the $50k High Roller:

1st: Ben Tollerene – $538,715
2nd: Daniel Dvoress – $372,360
3rd: Justin Bonomo – $237,680
4th: Steve O’Dwyer – $182,220
5th: Orpen Kisacikoglu – $142,600
6th: Timothy Adams – $110,920

24 Remain in Massive National Championship

The $1,100 PSC National Championship easily smashed its $400k guarantee thanks to a staggering 843 entries who combined to create a $817,710 prize pool.


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Of those 843 entries, only 24 remain, all with a shot at the $110,890 first-place prize.

Salvadorian Helio “hnelio182” Neves leads the field with 1.8m chips. Local Omar Urriola isn’t too far behind with 1.1 million.

LA-based pro Michael Rocco is one of the middle stacks with 565k chips. Rocco is running hot in the new PokerStars Championship events and finished third in the recent $25k High Roller at PSC Bahamas for $409,000.

Meanwhile Dzmitry Urbanovich, Martin Jacobson, Humberto Brenes, Adrian Mateos and Nacho Barbero were among the pros who departed on Day 2 of the contest.

The 24 remaining players will return at noon local time today and play to a winner.

The flagship event of PokerStars Championship Panama — the $5,300 Main Event — kicks off at 11 a.m. today.