Through 58 of the more than 60 tournaments that comprise the 2012 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, 12 different Alaskans have cashed a total of 15 times in the game's most prestigious event.
Andrew Hansen of Anchorage earlier this became the latest Alaskan to cash, when he finished 88th in a No-Limit Hold 'em tournament that required a $1,500 buy-in, or entry fee, and drew 2,798 players. Hansen earned $5,402.
And Andres Pereyra cashed for the second time this year when he finished 355th in a $1,000 No-Limit game that attracted 4,620 entrants. He won $2,079 to give him total winnings of $9,919.
The top Alaskan continues to be Greg Hobson of Anchorage, who not only bagged $256,691 for winning a $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit event, but also earned the coveted bracelet that goes to the winner of a WSOP event.
Perry Green of Anchorage, who has cashed once this year, owns three bracelets. He has cashed 23 times in WSOP history and won nearly $600,000.
Alaskans continue to collect in Vegas
As of Friday, 12 different Alaskans have cashed in at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, with three players each cashing in two tournaments. Greg Hobson of Anchorage, who won an Ante No-Limit Hold 'em event and bagged $256,691, leads the way.
Here are the top five Alaska earners so far:
Name City Cashes Total Winnings
Greg Hobson Anchorage 1 $256,691
Abdyl Konjuhi Anchorage 1 $87,231
Cary Marshall King Salmon 2 $38,777
Christopher Hartman Fairbanks 2 $12,044
Andres Pereyra Anchorage 2 $9,919