We put away our poker table and celebrated the 4th with friends and family, watched the fireworks display and didn’t check in on what was happening at the WSOP until after midnight. When we checked back in with the ongoing WSOP events at the Rio, it hit us like a flash as big as the fireworks we just saw; there are only a handful of events left before we reach the ultimate FINAL TABLE, which doesn’t happen until October when the Champion of the 2012 WSOP is crowned. We can’t believe how fast it has gone. Can you?
Anyway, these are the latest results:
Will Jaffe conquered a field of 3,220 other players to win Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em and is now wearing his first gold bracelet and, I’m sure, celebrating with his newly earned wealth of $500,075.
We have already reported on the biggest tournament in poker history. We told you that Antonio Esfandiari became the winner of the biggest prize purse ever paid in any sporting event. He ruled over the amazing field of 48 multi-millionaires who participated in Event #55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. The “magician” is now $18,346,673 richer and is sporting his second WSOP bracelet.
From a field of 2,798 came a young pro player from the Czech Republic, Tomas Junek who, despite his notable opponents, took down Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. After being piled on top of by his supporters, he walked away very tired, but a lot richer, with his first place prize of $661,022 and his first ever, brand new gold WSOP championship bracelet.
That’s all for now folks. We have to go set up for tonight’s game, make sure our Copag playing cards are in good condition and psyche ourselves up like the pros do.