The 2018 World Poker Tour Maryland at Live was like a card fest there were players trying to swarm into the casino in order to take part in the event. Around 554 players did register for the game diminishing the $1.5 million Guaranteed prize pool and increasing it to $1,757,800. It was Tony Ruberto’s day as he made it by achieving the trophy and earned $344,755. This was his 2nd World Poker Tour title as the first one was in the year 2011. He outlasted 393 runners in the WPT Jacksonville Main Event.
Jeremy Ausmus, the other WSOP bracelet winner, bid farewell and his elimination of 3rd place was a heads-up between Pillai and Ruberto. The elimination was more advantageous for Ruberto and not Pillai with 4:1 chip lead. It was indeed a happy moment for Ruberto as he knew he was so close to victory. The poker battle continued for about 80 hands and the players were anxiously waiting to see who gets to the top. During the final round, the deal was closed by Ruberto. He completed his flush and took down the title. It was a great moment for Ruberto although he had experienced such a victory earlier too. All his efforts paid off as he walked home with a hefty winning amount.