Femi Fashakin Win, A Record Breaker In The History Of World Poker Series


Popular Nigerian Poker player, Femi Fashakin, has won the largest event in World Series of Poker history, winning the special “BIG 50” $500 No-Limit Hold'em Event #3 at the 2019 WSOP.

The win was worth $1,147,449 along with his first gold bracelet. He emerged victorious after a gruelling five days of play in an event that topped the WSOP's previous single-event turnout record by roughly 5,000 players.

Fashakin's final opponent was Paul Cullen, a 35-year-old native of Montreal who now lives in Las Vegas. Before Friday’s victory, Fashakin’s career tournament earnings were just $59,706 and his largest score was $11,250.

Most of his cash came from small stakes events in South Florida with results dating back to the start of 2015. This was his first-ever final table.

Besides a life-changing 7-figure score and a WSOP bracelet, he picks up 720 Card Player Player of the Year points. This win puts him in 321st place in the 2019 POY race, sponsored by Global Poker.