By: Pocket Bullets Paris
Thursday brought us two more bracelet winners at this year’s WSOP . No bracelets were awarded on Friday, so today should be a huge day for some while others will be hanging their heads down low because their dreams of grabbing a bracelet were shattered, at least temporarily if they’re considering entering more events.
Here is what has been happening since our last blog:
27-year-old Brandon Paster defeated Marcel Vonk to win Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for his first bracelet and $264,400 in prize money. Paster was overjoyed as he was heard to say “my biggest score by a couple hundred thousand dollars.”
30-year-old George Danzer won Event #38 – Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better – for his second Championship Bracelet of the 2014 WSOP and another payday, this time for $352,696 – defeating John Racener, the 2010 WSOP Main Event 2nd place winner. Danzer’s first bracelet of the summer was Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship and a payday of $294,792. Plus he placed fifth in Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball for $70,308. Do the math – that boy has already taken almost three-quarters of a million bucks. What a summer.
Sometimes events go longer than expected and that is the case with Even #39 No-Limit Hold’em. With 992 entries, as of about 3:30 PST it was down to three guys fighting it out at the final table: Sean Dempsey, Ryan Jaconetti and Jacob Schindler – good luck guys.
On the other hand Event #40: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by 25-year-old Davide Suriano for his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and a $335,553 pay day. Congratulations Davide!