Clinching the highly-coveted bracelets at the stormy poker tournaments is a fortuitous luck. Suffice to say, the number of players who have won the highly coveted accolades for taking down a final table have skyrocketed, such that distinguishing poker knights from go-getters is almost a convoluted task. But, some of the players compete with feasible techniques such that they are inclined to win the tournaments.
You cannot discard Athanasios Polychronopoulos from the list of well-known players who have played to leave an international spot at the casino arenas. His rise into prominence is grounded heavily on the twin WSOP gold bracelets that feature his trophy case. A meticulous gauge of his resume would intimate he is on the verge of making a major breakthrough in high-profile casino tournament winning.
Two WSOP events played a core role in popularizing him in the global poker arenas. He clinched his initial gold bracelet in the 2011 $1,500 NLHE WSOP Event #48. The second triumph came during the 2013 WSOP Event #17 where he bested a final table that had players like Joe Cada lurking. Notably, he placed 3rd at the PokerStars.com Spring’s Championship of Online Poker USD 1,050 NLHE pulling in a handsome sum of $418,500. However, he has not left the WSOP tournaments where he has cashed four times to rake in substantial sums in 2014. He had also played at the 2010 Full Tilt Poker Friday Night’s Fight NLHE Bounty tournament that gave him a fortuitous $56,000.
Recently in 2010, he clinched the first prize at the Full Tilt One-K Monday to earn a stupendous $98,750 in a USD1, 000 plus $60 Buy-In tournament locking horns with 395 entrants. When Polychronopoulos won dual bracelets, he embedded his name in the list of poker iconic players who will never be removed from the top-notch professionals list.