Level 29 (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Total SugarRush Challenge Entries: 735
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 20,925,000
The Philadelphia Poker Classic is off to a record-breaking start as the SugarRush Challenge hit a new high with 731 total entrants. The unique nature of the SugarRush allows for players to buy in on Day 2 and while a few of those Day 2 entries made a deep run, none of them were able to make it to four-way deal and more importantly, to the winner’s circle.
Schuyler Twaddle came into Day 2 with the second biggest stack in the room and hit the ground running in pursuit of a title. Twaddle came close to claiming victory in November but had to settle for a finish outside the final table. Twaddle did everything in his power to right those wrongs from a few months ago and used his aggressive play to keep the pressure on his opponents. Once at the final table, Twaddle kept his foot on the gas and eliminated Michael Marder in fifth to secure his first place finish.
This win marks the first for Twaddle since 2008 when he took down an event at The Borgata for a $395,000 score. This victory doesn’t quite match that win in terms of total winnings but comes with a special prestige as only offered by the SugarRush.
With a full month ahead of us for the rest of the PPC to play out, we expect to see Twaddle back in action, ready to take down another title.
Thank you again to all who followed during the SugarRush Challenge. This is Matt Clark signing off for now with the SugarHouse Blog set to return soon with additional coverage of the PPC and the Poker Night in America Main Event.