Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
As the 48th Annual World Series of Poker continues making dreams come true for some and dashing the hopes of others, here are the results for Events 23-30.
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ran away with the first WSOP event of its kind, Event #23: The Marathon $2620 No-Limit Hold’em, to pick up his first WSOP gold bracelet and the tidy sum of $690,469 dollars for his efforts. He eliminated Alexander Lynskey in a heads-up war with pocket 10s after the board was kind to him and paired queens, giving Rojas a higher two pairs (10s and queens) than Lynskey’s pair of nines and sixes.
In Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold’em, Shane Buchwald won $177,985 and the gold bracelet in his first-ever WSOP event. He was quoted as saying he was headed to culinary school and might never play again!
Event #25: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha was conquered by Tyler Groth after running over a field of 1,058. Groth took home his first bracelet and a cool $179,126 — not a bad R.O.I for a mere $1,000 buy-in. He took the title with a bigger full house of aces over tens against Jonathan Zarin’s boat of sixes over jacks.
James Obst plopped down 10K for Event #26: the $10,000 Razz Championship, defeating a field of 97 players and picked up a sweet return of $265,138, the coveted gold bracelet and the right to call himself a WSOP Champion after knocking out Eric Kurtzman.
Chris Moorman, who has over 18 million dollars in poker earnings, won Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and finally captured his first gold bracelet by outlasting 957 tough players before going head-to-head with Bernardo Dias for more than a three-hour final table battle; he took the whole ballgame with an ace-king over Dias’ king-ten. Holding his brand new and only gold bracelet, Moorman pocketed a sweet $498, 682 greenbacks to add to his impressive earnings.
Event #28: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw with just 326 entries was taken down by mixed-game pro Brian Brubaker who went home with a first-place prize payout of $109,967. Brubaker grabbed his first gold bracelet with a giant smile after knocking out Brendan Taylor.
We watched the final table of Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship because our favorite poker player, Daniel Negreanu was still in it, and although he got sent to the rails in 6th place it’s always good to watch him in his natural element, chasing bracelets. But, at the end of the day, it was David Bach who ran over runner-up Eric Rodawig and collected $383,208, as well as his third WSOP gold bracelet.
We’ll be back with more results from final tables and other highlights from the 2017 WSOP in a few days.