By: Pocket Bullets Paris
Young Adrian Buckley runs away with Event #16: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. This marked Buckley’s first ever WSOP win, in fact, it is his first cash at any WSOP event. With that this 27-year-old part-time poker player from Dacono, Colorado takes home, not only his first gold bracelet but a sweet paycheck for $1,277,193. Big Bucks for Mr. Buckley.
Then came Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship, not a game that I personally like very much, but one that I’m certain Phil “The Poker Brat” Hellmuth loves. Hellmuth dominated the final table to earn his record-extending 14th WSOP bracelet. He gets $271,105 for this victory, bringing his lifetime earnings at the WSOP to an astounding $12,783,905 with a record 109 cashes at the WSOP and, ready for this? 52 of those being final table appearances.
And from the other side of the big pond we have England’s John Gale claiming Event #18: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em. Gale takes home first place prize money of $298,290 and his second career gold bracelet.
Event #19: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed belonged to Matt Elsby, from Torrance, CA now residing in Chandler, AZ . Elsby knocked down a field of 319 hungry poker players to take home $230,799, in this his third WSOP cash, and his very first gold bracelet.
Ben Zamani scooped up his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet victory. Zamani avenges a runner-up finish from less than one week ago by capturing Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and taking home $460,640 in pocket change. With his spot in the winner’s circle cemented, Zamani now owns two cashes at the 2015 Series totaling more than $600,000 and vaulting him into Player of the Year contention.
Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was taken down by Daniel Alaei. Remarkably this California native has now picked up his fifth career gold bracelet an he is just 30-years old. Alaei collects $391,037, but he’ll be remembered mostly being the second-youngest player in history to have that many wins.
Sam Greenwood is the latest winner at the 2015 World Series of Poker. Greenwood tops 1,915-Player Field in Event #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, and Wins $318,977 along with his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Vietnamese-born poker pro now living in St. Paul, MN, Christian Pham, accidentally signed up for the wrong tournament, and wins his first gold bracelet. Pham won Event #23: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball and collected $81,314 in prize money, not too shabby for sitting down at the wrong poker table. This marked his third occasion to cash at the 2015 series, way to go Christian, that’s the way to make the best out of your mistakes.
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