Randal Flowers, who plays online as “RandALLin”, has already made a name for himself in the online poker world. The 22 year old has already amassed 2 million in online tournament earnings. On Wednesday, he made a name for himself in live tournaments when he became the youngest 2-time WPT title winner, winning the WPT Festa Al Lago event.
Flowers faced tough competition at the final table, including WPT title winner Andy Frankenberger, Noah Schwartz, and Jason “jakoon1985” Koon. Annette Obrestad, Jeff Madsen and Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler also made the final 13. But Flowers prevailed and received $831,500 for his victory.
Flowers took a slight chip lead into the final table and added to that stack, eliminating Jason Koon when both players made straights on the river. The board was Kh 8c 8d 9d 7h and Koon held 5d6h, but Flowers had JdTd for a higher straight. This gave Flowers a huge chip lead going into three-handed play.
After eliminating Schwartz, Flowers then bested Michael Benvenuti heads up in only 17 hands. Benvenuti took down $564,200 for his efforts.
Flowers was already the youngest WPT title holder after winning WPT Barcelona in 2009. Now, after winning his second, he is proving that he is going to be force to be reckoned with for years to come.
Here are the results from the final table at Festa Al Lago:
1st: Randal Flowers – $831,500
2nd: Michael Benvenuti – $564,200
3rd: Noah Schwartz – $344,968
4th: Jason Koon – $225,680
5th: Andy Frankenberger – $161,200
6th: Skip Wilson- $112,840