After 15 long years of grinding poker games at the tables, Nick Jivkov wins the Pot-Limit Hold’em event, the same one in which Negreanu was eliminated in 5th place. Jivkov collected $189,818 in prize money to go along with his first WSOP gold bracelet.
As usual there is a continued play of events at the WSOP that sometimes causes a slight reordering of sequence. That’s what happened with event 7 when Andy Bloch won his, ever elusive, first gold bracelet that he’s been chasing for 18 years, before the 6th event even got started. He finished first in the $1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud tournament, taking home a neat birthday present of $126,363 and the WSOP gold bracelet.
This year’s WSOP has already proved why so many people are flocking to the poker tables daily in hopes of one day becoming the next WSOP Poker Champion.