Joseph di Rosa Rojas, a 34-year-old resident of Caracas, Venezuela, has triumphed in “The Marathon,” the deep-stacked and extended-play Event #23 of the 2017 World Series of Poker, $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em.
Di Rosa Rojas outlasted 1,758 other entrants on his way to victory in the grueling poker test, while also dominating final-table play.
Di Rosa Rojas claimed the Marathon's first-place prize of $690,469 and his first WSOP gold bracelet, after eliminating his final foe, Australia's Alexander Lynskey. Lynskey's runner-up showing was worth $426,663.
Jeffrey Tomlinson, the only prior bracelet winner to make the final nine in this event, finished in third for $307,728.
Final Table Payouts (earned POY points in parentheses):
1st: Joseph Di Rosa Rojas, $690,469 (237.9)
2nd: Alexander Lynskey, $426,663 (202.6)
3rd: Jeffrey Tomlinson, $307,728 (181.7)
4th: Tim Reilly, $224,316 (163.5)
5th: Julian Stuer, $165,277 (147.7)
6th: Faraz Jaka, $123,105 (133.9)
7th: Andrew Jernigan, $92,705 (121.8)
8th: Pratik Ghatge, $70,590 (111.2)
9th: Maurice Hawkins, $54,356 (102.7)