It seems like there is never a break during the World Series of Poker and this year is no exception. It’s damn near impossible to report on all the action at the many poker tables on the floors of the Rio Hotel and Casino.
In our last blog from this year’s WSOP we reported on all the action up to the conclusion of event 16 with the phenomenal Justin Bonomo picking up his 2nd bracelet and a sweet $185,965. And now we have the daunting task of bringing you up to date with 15 more gold bracelets handed out and a total of $5,285,234 DOLLARS in first prize moneys alone. Here is a quick list of all the latest WSOP Bracelet Winners and Champions:
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed picked up by Ognyan Dimov for his first bracelet and $378,743.
Event #18: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed belonged to Adam Friedman taking down his second bracelet and $293,275.
Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha – Craig Varnell won his first bracelet and took home $181,790.
Event #20: Big Blind Antes $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em conquered by Jeremy Wien – first bracelet and a fat $537,710.
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER – Our favorite event was won by Arne Kern – first bracelet and now new Millionaire with the prize of $1,173,223.
Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix – picked up by Philip Long first bracelet and $147,348.
Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship – Brian Rast ran away with his fourth bracelet and $259,670.
Event #24: THE MARATHON – $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em taken by Michael Addamo winning his first bracelet and a fat $653,581.
Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better checked off by Benjamin Dobson picks up his first bracelet and $173,528.
Event #26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha – Filippos Stavrakis grabs his bracelet and $169,842.
Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. belonged to John Hennigan who won his fifth bracelet and a cool $414,692.
Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed picked up by Gal Yifrach for his first bracelet and $461,798.
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw – Hanh Tran wins his first bracelet and $117,282.
Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha – Ryan Bambrick grabs his first WSOP gold bracelet and pockets $217,123.
Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud – finished with Steven Albini walking away with his first gold bracelet and $105,629.
So after the cashier payed out a grand total of $5,285,234 just in first prize money and handed out another 15 Gold WSOP Bracelets, everyone left somewhat enriched by their winnings, or if nothing else, by their experience at the 49th Annual World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. And there is a lot more action still to experience. Hope to see you there.