Franco Bags First PokerStars Chile Main Event

Chile’s Christopher Franco has got his name written in the history books of PokerStars as he became the first player to win the inaugural PokerStars Festival Chile main event.


The Chilean is very happy and excited to have played in the first event tournament held in his country and also to win it. This is a remarkable feat for Franco and he is basking in the glory of his great success.

The final table saw 112 hands and only 10 hands of heads-up play. Christopher Franco was too good for his opponents on the final table and he emerged victorious after 112 hands. A total of 328 players took part in the PokerStars Festival Chile event that took place over four days. It was held at the gorgeous looking Casino Enjoy Viña del Mar in Viña del Mar in Chile.

Franco has been having good success in multiple cash tournaments for the past four years. His win at an event was from Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza Bounty Event held in Las Vegas last year. He netted $11,517 and his previous best cash was just $ 4, 780 for finishing in the 20th place in the Latin American Poker Tour in 2013. This win in Chile has surpassed all his previous tournament success and he has earned a six-figure career live earnings after the Chile main event. He took home the $97,360 from the Chile event

The runner-up of the PokerStars festival, Chile main event was Juan Sebastian Gomez from Colombia, who took home $ 61, 900.Gomez just got an Ace –Seven in the middle of his stack, whereas Franco had an Ace-eight the board was clean and low and Gomez had to settle for the second place. This is the best cash amount that Gomez has so far earned.