Darren ‘King’ Kramer and South African-born lawyer, Eric Hershler have hit the international Poker circuit
with a bang by winning tournaments in Vegas and earning the respect of top international poker stars!
Eric Hershler is smiling all the way to the bank with his winnings of $2,429,970 (R17.8 million) for taking first place at the World Poker Tour (WPT) event, in the US at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. Eric gave himself a zero percent chance of winning the tournament since it was his first poker tournament, but said his goal was simply to have a great experience. He paid $10,000 to enter the 2007 LA Poker Classic, which started with 791 players, the biggest $10,000 buy-in field the history of the WPT. His gamble paid off.
Darren ‘King’ Kramer, one of South Africa’s top poker professionals, took home over R160 000 after winning a $1000 buy-in event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Kingkramer was over in the US to meet up with long time family friend Eric Hershler, who became the first South African to win a WPT title 4 weeks ago, and decided to enter the event after a successful 3 days tearing up the cash game tables and playing with the likes of Steve Martin and Martin Lawrence.
With good friend Dan Marcus providing him with ample support Kingkramer outlasted and outplayed a strong field of 78 players and taking home the winners cheque of $24 000.
Kingkramer has become one of the most recognized players in South Africa and has been featured in GQ magazine as well as currently being the exclusive playing editor for the Citizen newspaper and www.poker247.co.za
Kingkramer will be one of the local hosts of the upcoming South African Poker Open being staged at Montecasino from the 11-13 May 2007 and will be doing live reports direct from the cardroom floor on Jacaranda Radio during the entire South African Poker Open which shuffles up and deals at 2pm on Friday the 11th May.
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