Brek Schutten a 32-year-old ICU nurse and father of four from Grand Rapids, Michigan wins the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $1,261,095.
“You play a tournament and everybody except one person ends up disappointed at the end and this time, I’m the person who’s not disappointed,” Schutten told WPT reporters after coming out on top.
As a nurse, Schutten has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.
“It’s just rewarding in that sense,” he said when asked how it feels to secure a huge poker win after such a trying period. “I’ve put in time at the hospital and saw COVID first-hand quite a bit. Then, things start to open back up and go down to Florida and win the thing is an amazing feeling.”
Final Table Results of WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
|1||Brek Schutten||United States||$1,261,095|
|2||Steven Snyder||United States||$899,295|
|3||Viet Van Vo||United States||$593,140|
|5||Albert Calderon||United States||$326,750|
|6||Ken Aldridge||United States||$261,700|