Truckee man places 16th at WSOP Main Event |

Truckee man places 16th at WSOP Main Event

Truckee resident Anthony Scherer placed 16th on Monday and pocketed $334,534 for his performance at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.

A former student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the 35-year-old Scherer navigated through a field of 6,844 players ” the second most entrants for tournament in poker history ” but ultimately saw his glory run end on Monday.

The $10,000 Main Event started on Thursday, July 3, and Monday’s action was scheduled to whittle down the field to the final nine players. There were 14 players remaining in the field when the players went on their dinner break on Monday evening.

The winner of the WSOP Main Event will earn more than $9 million. The minimum payout was $21,000 for 666th place, but Scherer had already guaranteed himself no worse than 27th place and $200,000 when the cards were dealt on Monday as he was one of the 27 remaining players when play stopped on Sunday.

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