PCA 2013: Ross 'badblood1' Ruby takes the trophy after a nine-way deal

You don't often see a nine-way deal at final tables and one presumes that this was a two-stage affair. Step one was the decision to pay nine rather than eight and then a second chop with four players remaining. After all negotiations were said and done Ross Ruby was the player left with the $15,460 first place prize and the trophy.

Ruby, who plays under the name 'badblood1' online, has enjoyed plenty of success online, such as when he chopped this SCOOP heads-up.

PCA 2013 event #36
Date: 13 January
Buy-in: $1,100
Game: PLO
Players: 36
Prize pool: $58,200


Ross Ruby

1. Ross Ruby, USA, $15,460
2. Ricardo Severino Valentim, Brazil, $10,000
3. Felipe Ramos, Brazil, $10,000
4. Tommie Janssen, Netherlands, $10,000
5. Micah Smith, USA, $3,880
6. Sean Jazayeri, USA, $2,720
7. Dorian Rios, Venezuela, $2,420
8. Farid Jattin, USA, $2,120
9. Jose Severino, Panama, $1,600

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