Andrew Chapman, a professional poker dealer and player, bested a field of 143 entries to win his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring and $12,012 in the Foxwoods Omaha Hi-Lo Event #7.
Andrew and his partner Ashley just gave birth to this first child two weeks ago, a baby girl.
"And to think this only the second best thing that has happened to me this month," Chapman said, "It feels great. Tournament poker is such a grind. You are happy anytime you make the money, you are happy anytime you make the final table, and to win it is just the pinnacle. After coming close so many times, all the work I have put into poker feels validated right now."
Prior to today's win Chapman had three final table appearances in a row in this same event. He took 4th in 2014/2015 for $2,867, 2nd in 2015/2016 for $6,579, and today finally obtained the win he had come so close to the past few years.
Andrew said that he credits Ashley for being a rock solid mom and continuing to be supportive as he took two days away from playing dad to play this tournament.
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