Viet “Vegas” Vo wins Prime Social Summer Series Main Event for $229,200

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: June 7, 2021 4:04 pm EDT

Team ACR pro Drew Gonzalez finishes 12th as Houston tournament series comes to a close

The biggest Main Event in the history of Houston’s Prime Social poker club saw a local legend come out on top.

Viet “Vegas” Vo emerged from a field of 1,459 entries, clinching the Prime Social Summer Series Main Event win for a $229,200 payday. The $1,100 buy-in Main Event capped off a two-week series at Prime Social that saw guarantees exceeded across the board.

Vo took down the Prime Social Summer Series Main Event win in what’s turning out as a career year for the Houston poker pro in 2021. Vo clinched the victory in the early hours of Monday morning for his second six-figure score of 2021.

His other big score came in April, with Vo finishing third in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event. That third-place run yielded a $593,140 payout for Vo, the biggest of his career.

Monday morning’s win puts Vo’s career earnings at $2,785,501 according to the Hendon Mob database. More than a third of that total has come from his performances at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock and Prime Social Summer Series Main Events.

Prime Social Summer Series $1,100 Main Event final table results

PlacePlayer NamePrize
1Viet Vo$229,200
2William Leffingwell$152,720
3Benito Marichal$112,750
4Upeshka De Silva$84,130
5Lawrence Lazar$63,450
6Kyle Arora$48,370
7Antonio Garza$37,290
8Lucas Hillman$29,060
9David Diaz$22,910

Prime Social Summer Series Main Event hits $1,459,000 prize pool

The Prime Social Summer Series Main Event drew 1,459 entries for the $1 million guaranteed tournament. The $1,100 buy-in event reached a $1,459,000, marking the second time the Houston poker club has cleared the $1 million prize pool mark for a Main Event.

February’s Prime Signature Series saw its $1,100 Main Event reach a $1,079,000 prize pool. The latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of Houston’s live tournament scene set a new benchmark for the poker club.

Prime Social Tournament Director Justin Hammer tweeted that he’s already working on the next big series for the Houston poker venue:

“HTown legend Viet “Vegas” Vo wins the @PrimeSocialTX Summer Series Main Event and $229,200,” Hammer tweeted Monday morning. “It was an incredible FT to finish off an amazing series. There is more coming soon and I’m ready to get back in the lab after a quick nap.”

Other final table finishers included William Leffingwell (2nd – $152,720), Bentio Marichal (3rd – $112,750), and Upeshka De Silva (4th – $84,130). De Silva went over the $3.2 million mark in career earnings with this win, posting his best result of 2021 so far.

Drew “BetOnDrew” Gonzalez finishes 12th in the Main Event

Rounding out the final table were Lawrence Lazar (5th – $63,450), Kyle Arora (6th – $48,370), Antonio Garza (7th – $37,290), Lucas Hillman (8th – $29,060) and David Diaz (9th – $22,910).

Americas Cardroom Team Pro Drew “BetOnDrew” Gonzalez came up three spots short of a final table appearance, finishing 12th in the Main Event for an $18,260 payout. That marks the best career live tournament cash for the online specialist.

Gonzalez thanked his supporters in a Sunday night tweet:

“The run in the @PrimeSocialTX main has ended,” Gonzalez tweeted. “We busted in 12th for $18,260. It was great having this live rail, and the virtual railbirds! Thanks for all the support!”

You can catch Gonzalez putting in several thousand hands of online poker in every month on his Twitch channel.

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