Soukha Kachittavong: Even though there was no official “Player of the Series” award at the PokerStars Summer Series at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, Soukha Kachittavong’s name stands out.
In the first event of the series, a $550 buy-in battle, the poker pro from Rhode Island showed off his impressive skills by coming in seventh out of 1,020 players. His hard work at this event paid off, and he won a respectable $13,800. But this was just a warm-up for his fantastic showing in Event #2, which cost $1,100 to enter.
Kachittavong’s desire was limitless when he went to Event #2. In a fantastic show of skill and determination, he beat out 714 other rivals to become the clear winner. The fact that he won this game shows how good he is at poker, and winning $105,407 in prize money is a nice bonus.
But Kachittavong’s poker journey was still ongoing. The stakes were high since there were only three events in the PokerStars Summer Series. Kachittavong was the only Player in the first two games to make it to the final table. This alone showed how consistent he was and how well he knew how to play the game.
As the lights came up on Day 2 of the pivotal Event #3, which had a $2,200 buy-in and 448 eager players, Kachittavong again showed off his excellent skills and won a spot at the prized final table. This fantastic feat gave him the unofficial Player of the Series title, even though he didn’t get an award or anything else. However, his work throughout the series made it clear that he should be recognized.
When this article was written, the last event of the PokerStars Summer Series was still going on, with eight players trying to win. Kachittavong stood out among them because he had a big stack and was ready to win his second title and the $172,390 grand prize that went with it. Jamie Gold, the famous 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event winner, was also in the mix, though his stack was small.
It’s important to note that Kachittavong’s strong run at Philly Live! over the past few weeks is not a fluke. If you look at The Hendon Mob’s records, you can see that he has won over $1.8 million in live tournaments. If he won the series’ last event, it would put him over the $2 million mark and make him even more of a force in the world of professional poker.
Soukha Kachittavong’s outstanding performance has stood out in a show with tough competition and high stakes. Even though he didn’t win the official Player of the Series award, his success in multiple games shows how skilled and dedicated he is in poker.