The Delaware Poker Championship® III, which began at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, garnered 206 participants and a total prize pool guarantee of $108,150. The final table played for two hours with the winner being announced after midnight on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Dave Tarantino of Wilmington, Del., took home the Championship trophy, bracelet, and more than $20,000 in cash after the final table chopped the pot with the top three agreeing to split $61,000. “I’m excited, happy,” said Tarantino, a 42-year old car dealership employee. “It was tough. I was short early, but hung in there till the cards went my way.” Tarantino said he just returned from a family vacation so would probably use the money to pay bills.