Three days of poker and a record turnout at Emperors Palace wrapped up today with Daniel Habib coming out on top. The win is the first for Habib in a World Poker Tour event and second overall in Johannesburg.
In a field of 456, Habib’s cash game experience paid off as he was able to manage the long hours of Day 2 after buying in at the start of play and staying mentally strong through the grind.
Habib surged to the top of the leaderboard after the Day 3 money bubble when he cracked aces with a set of tens. From there, Habib cruised along until the final table, where a key double in five-handed play propelled him back to the top of the leaderboard.
Despite being faced with a few setbacks during the tournament, Habib never gave in and his perseverance paid off with R1,000,000 for his efforts.
With the World Poker Tour and now WPTDeepStacks a consistent visitor in Johannesburg, we expect to see Habib back for future events. Congratulations to WPTDeepStacks Johannesburg winner, Daniel Habib!