Do you know who sits No. 1 on South Carolina’s all-time poker money list? Here’s a hint: he’s playing Day 1b of the 2017 PokerStars Bahamas Championship today.
Hank Sitton’s first poker cash came back in 2006 when he finished 127th in a $1,000 no-limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker, good for $3,157. Since then, he has amassed $720,394 in career earnings including a career-best $216,768 for finishing third in the 2007 World Poker Tour Gulf Coast Poker Championship (Bill Edler won that event) in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Sitton also has four cashes here in the Bahamas. Two came at the 2013 PCA (the best being a fifth-place finish in Event #7: $5,000 NLH Turbo for $19,360), one in 2015 PCA (10th in Event #9: $4,850 NLH Turbo 8-Handed for $10,600), and once in last year’s PCA (4th in Event #99:$600 NLH Turbo Main Event Edition for $9,520).
More recently, Sitton finished runner-up in the 2016 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event for $88,096. Sitton told us today he has his sights set on crossing the $1 million mark in career earnings, which he has a shot to do if he goes deep in this event.