June 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Eatonville poker pro on the hunt for first WSOP bracelet
A professional poker player from Eatonville is getting awfully close to achieving another career milestone after making his third final table appearance in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
With only five players left in the $5000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ‘Em tournament (WSOP Event #32), Lee Markholt has already outlasted 510 players vying for the $606,317 first place prize. At this point, Markholt is guaranteed to take home at least $106,830
The 42-year-old poker pro with more than $3.3 million in career earnings has his work cut out for him, however, with top pros including Erick Lindgren and onathan Little standing between him and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet.
We’ll keep you updated on Markholt’s progress.
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