2014 WSOP Main Event Champion


$10,000,000

Martin Jacobson (SWE)

He's never won a major live poker tournament. He's second to last in chips to start the final table. He's too quiet to become the leading poker ambassador.

Those were all rumblings heard throughout the poker world about Martin Jacobson in the months leading up to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. When it was all said and done, though, the man from Sweden proved to be the last player standing, topping poker's greatest event to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive $10 million first-place prize.

After Monday's return of the November Nine, Jacobson was one of three players remaining along with fellow Europeans Jorryt van Hoof and Felix Stephensen. As fate would have it, van Hoof's chip lead wouldn't last, and the Dutchman would soon fall to the smallest stack of the three. The trio battled for 49 hands before van Hoof was sent to the rail in third place.

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2014 Bracelet Winners


Event #1
Roland Reparejo
Won: $82,835
Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
It may have taken an extra day of play, but once the cards were in the air for the unscheduled finale to the $500 Casino Employees Event, it took Roland Reparejo just five minutes to lock up the first bracelet of the summer and an $82,835 payday.
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Event #2
Vanessa Selbst
Won: $871,148
Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
After overcoming a near seven-to-one chip deficit in the semifinals of Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em, Vanessa Selbst overcame yet another big chip disadvantage in the final heads-up match to defeat Jason Mo and capture her third World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
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Event #3
Brandon Shack-Harris
Won: $205,634
Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Just six players entered the final day of Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, and Brandon Shack-Harris emerged from the short-handed sit-and-go to lift the bracelet and claim the $205,634 first-place prize.
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Event #4
Kyle Cartwright
Won: $360,435
Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Congratulations to Kyle Cartwright who has defeated 2,223 other players over three days to capture the first place prize of $360,435 and his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.

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Event #5
Tuan Le
Won: $355,324
Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
That's all she wrote from the first $10,000 Championship event of the 2014 World Series of Poker! After an intense day of Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Tuan Le rose above the field and bested Justin Bonomo during heads up play to claim $355,324 in first-place prize money as well as his first WSOP bracelet.
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Event #6
Alex Bolotin
Won: $259,211
Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Alex Bolotin knows what it's like to win in the Amazon Room - he took down the 2009 Ante Up for Africa Charity Event - but prior to 2013 he had never had the honor of sliding a WSOP gold bracelet on his wrist. In 2007 he finished runner-up to Bill Edler in a six-handed event, and he also reached final tables in 2006 and 2008.
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Event #7
Ted Forrest
Won: $121,196
Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz
Three days ago 352 players took to the felt in the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #7 $1,500 Seven-Card Razz to compete for their share of a $475,200 prize pool. Today, the eyes of the poker world were on the tournament's final table as Phil Hellmuth looked to capture yet another gold bracelet.
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Event #8
Jonathan Dimmig
Won: $1,319,587
Event #8: Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em
The first millionaire of the 2014 World Series of Poker 2014 has been crowned as Jonathan Dimmig emerged victorious to "bring a championship to Buffalo." In the post-tournament interview with WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla, Dimmig admitted to having no idea what the future has in store for him.
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Event #9
Jeff Smith
Won: $323,125
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
American Jeffrey Smith from Encinitas, Calif., has captured his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em and the top prize of $323,125. Smith defeated runner-up Danny Nguyen after a long three-hour heads-up match that saw a chip lead change almost every couple of hands.
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Event #10
Brock Parker
Won: $443,407
Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship
In 2009 Brock Parker made headlines, winning not one but two World Series of Poker gold bracelets in the same week. In the last four years the Maryland native had made six return trips to WSOP final tables, including the 2013 National Championship, but he was unable to capture bracelet number three.
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Event #11
Justin Bonomo
Won: $449,980
Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Justin Bonomo took down the $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event in rather quick fashion inside the Amazon Room today.

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Event #12
Gregory Kolo
Won: $169,225
Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Ohio's Gregory Kolo is the latest player to win a World Series of Poker bracelet after taking down Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em, a result that also banked him a bankroll-boosting $169,225 in prize money.
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Event #13
Paul Volpe
Won: $253,524
Event #13 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
After about five hours of play, it was start-of-day chip leader Paul Volpe who came out on top, besting Daniel Negreanu during heads up play and denying KidPoker his seventh World Series of Poker bracelet. Volpe, the only player at the final table without a bracelet, earned his first today as well as $253,524 in first-place prize money.
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Event #14
Nick Kost
Won: $283,275
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Twenty-six began the day and one remains: Nick Kost has taken down Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low here at the 2014 World Series of Poker. He'll claim $283,275 in prize money, as well as a priceless WSOP gold bracelet.
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Event #15
Davidi Kitai
Won: $508,640
Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed NLHE
It took four long days of play, but the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em finally has a winner. Davidi Kitai, the first-ever braclet winner from Belgium, defeated Gordon Vayo in heads-up play today to capture his third gold bracelet and $508,640 in prize money
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Event #16
Todd Bui
Won: $124,510
Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
When the final table started in Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Todd Bui was sitting with the second shortest stack and he only had five big bets. Less than six hours later, he overcame that deficit and emerged victorious to win his first bracelet over eventual runner-up "Captain" Tom Franklin. In addition to the bracelet, Bui also collected $124,510 in first-place prize money.
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Event #17
Dan Heimiller
Won: $627,462
Event #17: Seniors No Limit Hold'em
Dan Heimiller has been a fixture at the World Series of Poker for nearly 20 years. He's experienced all the ups and downs that go along with being a full-time professional poker player. To his credit, he's endured it all -- and always with professionalism and class.
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Event #18
George Danzer
Won: $294,792
Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship
The German professional had made six previous final tables at the World Series, including the $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw event last week and last year's $50,000 Poker Players Championship, but he had never before finished in the winner's circle. Now, he can add a WSOP bracelet to his list of poker accomplishments.
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Event #19
Ted Gillis
Won: $514,027
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Former U.S. Marine Ted Gillis has defeated Johnny "World" Hennigan heads up to earn his first WSOP gold bracelet at his first ever WSOP final table. The Texas native picks up the first place prize of $514,027 by outlasting the massive 2,086 player field.
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Event #20
Kory Kilpatrick
Won: $154,891
Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
The professional poker player from Memphis, Tennessee won a bracelet at his first WSOP final table, defeating Eric Wasserson heads-up.

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Event #21
Dominik Nitsche
Won: $335,659
Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Less than a month removed from a win in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship, Dominik Nitsche won his third WSOP gold bracelet, taking down Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em today.
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Event #22
Christopher Wallace
Won: $507,614
Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
In fact, only one player in the line-up, Chris Wallace, hadn't previously made a WSOP final table. Chris Wallace defeated Randy Ohel in a short heads-up match, earning his first bracelet and taking home the $507,614 first place prize money. O
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Event #23
Doug Polk
Won: $251,969
Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
Before this event, Polk only had four cashes at the WSOP, totaling $78,192. Although Polk has won millions online, he had just over $1,000,000 in career live earnings and his best previous cash was a fourth-place finish earlier this year in the Aussie Millions Main Event for $770,237.
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Event #24
Kevin Eyster
Won: $622,998
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Kevin Eyster is an accomplished poker player on both the virtual and live felt. At just 24 years old, "1SickDisease" has more than $3 million in online winnings and while there are many young poker professionals that have terrific online results, there aren't many that boast the live accomplishments that Eyster can
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Event #25
John Kabbaj
Won: $267,327
Event #25 Title to Capture Second Bracelet
The 25th bracelet of the 2014 WSOP went to John Kabbaj, who defeated Thomas "Thunder" Keller in a brief heads battle to earn his second bracelet and the $267,327 top prize. This marks his 16th WSOP cash and extends his career earnings to more than $1.5 million.
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Event #26
Andrew Rennhack
Won: $408,953
Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
The Seattle, Washington-based resident found success at the Rio last year in the Carnivale of Poker series, winning the Player of the Series honors, but just because the slate of events was gone didn't mean Rennhack's poker hot streak was over.
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Event #27
Tommy Hang
Won: $230,744
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Tommy Hang has won the $1,500 HORSE event after coming up just short in this event six years ago. In 2008 Hang finished second to James Schaaf in this event. Besides that runner-up finish, Hang has finished third twice and fourth once in WSOP events
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Event #28
Alex Bilokur
Won: $398,567
Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Some people play poker to make a living. They are enticed by the money and what it can buy them. Then there are guys like Alex Bilokur. The Russian businessman and part time poker player deals in big bucks, namely big buy-in events, but he isn't playing for six and seven figure paydays. He plays for the bracelets. And today he got his first one.
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Event #29
Pierre Milan
Won: $536,768
Event #29 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Pierre Milan had $3,056 in WSOP earnings coming into play today. It was easy to call him the underdog as he entered the day as one of the shorter stacks and had no final table experience
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Event #30
Calvin Anderson
Won: $190,538
Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
It is difficult to steamroll your way through a fixed bet game, especially a split pot one, but don't tell that to Calvin Anderson, who plowed through the final table of the $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo event in just a few hours en route to his first gold bracelet win and a $190,538 payday.
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Event #31
Brett Shaffer
Won: $418,435
Event #31: No Limit Hold'em
Brett Shaffer is now a two-time bracelet winner, winning Event 31 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em. He is the eighth repeat bracelet winner of 2014. What makes his bracelet wins even more impressive is that both of the events he has won have had massive fields.
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Event #32
Joe Cada
Won: $670,041
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
When Joe Cada won the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, he was the target of criticism. The young kid from Detroit was dragged through the mud for "running like god" on the biggest stage in poker, but in the last decade, few Main Event champions have put up WSOP results at the Rio like Cada has.
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Event #33
Dutch Boyd
Won: $288,744
Event #33: No Limit Hold'em
For some, life is an open book. For Russ "Dutch" Boyd, his poker life is more like an encyclopedia. The polarizing poker pro from Missouri who now resides in Las Vegas has endured some epic ups and downs over the years, many of which were chronicled in his recent biography, Poker Tilt
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Event #34
Eric Buchman
Won: $118,785
Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
New York native Buchman may be best known for a deep run in the 2009 Main Event, which resulted in a fourth-place score for over $2.5 million. Coincidentally, Buchman made it two 2009 November Niners to take down bracelets in two days after 2009 winner Joe Cada scored a second bracelet last night.
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Event #35
Brian Yoon
Won: $633,341
Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Yoon may be familiar to poker fans as the man who topped a massive field of 4,756 players in last year's $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop event for a first-place prize of $663,727. With this win, Yoon, who is two for two in WSOP final-table wins, brings his lifetime WSOP winnings up over $1.4 million.
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Event #36
Steven Wolansky
Won: $89,483
Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Steven Wolansky, a 26-year-old professional poker player from Cooper City, Florida, won the most recent tournament at the 2014 World Series of Poker. The Cleveland-born tournament specialist topped a tough field in the $1,500 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven event, defeating 241 players en route to a $89,483 payday and his first gold bracelet.
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Event #37
Brandon Paster
Won: $264,400
Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
The 27-year-old currently residing in Amherst, Massachusetts defeated a tough final table that included a number of Circuit ring winners and the red hot Gabriel Nassif to take the top prize and the biggest score of his career, winning the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event for $264,400.
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Event #38
George Danzer
Won: $352,696
Event #38: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
The German poker pro from Salzburg just won his second gold bracelet in two weeks, triumphing amidst a stacked field and fiercely-contested final table with veteran players with plenty of poker jewelry.
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Event #39
Sean Dempsey
Won: $548,460
Event #39: No-Limit Hold'em
Originally from Chicago, the 40-year old Sean Dempsey is the newest member of the gold bracelet club. Saturday evening, he managed to conquer the final table of the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em event
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Event #40
Davide Suriano
Won: $335,553
Event #40: Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em
Sometimes in poker, being an unknown has its advantages. Such is the case for Italy's Davide Suriano, who faced off against a formidable foe, Sam Stein, in the finals of the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em Championship event
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Event #41
Robert Mizrachi
Won: $147,092
Event #41: Dealer's Choice Six-Handed
The first-ever World Series of Poker Dealer's Choice event certainly has a memorable winner, as Robert Mizrachi of Miami, Florida picked up his second career gold bracelet in the inaugural event, collecting $147,092 in prize money. Mizrachi's first bracelet came in Pot Limit Omaha back in 2007.
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Event #42
Michael Drummond
Won: $541,747
Event #42: Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed
The 27-year-old is originally from New Hampshire, but is now living in San Francisco playing any PLO game he can find. Drummond is mainly a cash game player, but will jump into a PLO tournament if he can find one, especially if it's six-max
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Event #43
Dan Kelly
Won: $195,167
Event #43: Limit Hold'em
Dan Kelly burst onto the WSOP scene back in 2010 when he won his first bracelet in the $25,000 NLHE Six Handed tournament for a staggering $1,315,518. Since that victory, Kelly had cashed 22 more times and made five final tables. In 2013, he would cash a total of ten times.
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Event #44
Jordan Morgan
Won: $478,102
Event #44: No-Limit Hold'em
Jordan Morgan is the latest winner at the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The professional poker player from Oklahoma City already has quite a resume filled with cashes at tournaments played throughout the United States.
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Event #45
Will Givens
Won: $306,634
Event #45: No-Limit Hold'em
The third and final day of the Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em of the 2014 World Series of Poker restarted with 11 players remaining. Ultimately it was Will Givens who emerged victorious for a payday of $306,634 after six levels of play.
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Event #46
John Hennigan
Won: $1,517,767
Event #46: The Poker Players Championship
The third time proved to be the charm for the longtime poker pro from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who bested one of the toughest fields of the summer in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship to claim that third bracelet and over $1.5 million.
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Event #47
Jesse McEuen
Won: $212,093
Event #47: Ante Only No-Limit Hold'em
Jesse McEuen is a 34-year-old poker pro originally from Akron, OH now residing in Jacksonville, FL. His win tonight at least temporarily stopped the onslaught of a breakout year enjoyed by German poker players
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Event #48
Tyler Patterson
Won: $270,992
Event #48: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Tyler Patterson is the latest gold bracelet winner at the 2014 World Series of Poker. The 31-year-old professional poker player from Bellevue, WA topped a huge field totaling 991 players in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event en route to the most prestigious victory of his career
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Event #49
David Miscikowski
Won: $719,707
Event #49: No-Limit Hold'em
David Miscikowski is a familiar face on the live felt and a familiar name on the virtual felt, but now he has officially cemented his name in World Series of Poker history books by capturing his first gold bracelet.
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Event #50
Phil Ivey
Won: $167,332
Event #50: Eight Game Mix
History was made late Friday night as Phil Ivey claimed his 10th World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

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Event #51
Hugo Pingray
Won: $1,327,083
Event #51: No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK (15,000 starting chips)
The aspiring poker player and student on leave from his studies originally from France and now residing in Martigny, Switzerland topped a record-breaking field of 7,862 players on the way to not only his first cash ever at the WSOP, but his first major poker victory as well.
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Event #52
David Olson
Won: $303,909
Event #52: Limit Hold'em
The 27-year-old professional poker player originally from Detroit topped an elite field of 122 players in the $10,000 buy-in Limit Hold'em championship event. He collected $303,909 in prize money in addition to his first gold bracelet.
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Event #53
Haixia Zhang
Won: $153,470
Event #53: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Haixia Zhang is the 2014 World Series of Poker Ladies Event Champion. Zhang defeated Mikiyo Aoki heads up to become the WSOP's latest bracelet winner and claim the first-place prize of $153,470.
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Event #54
Florian Langmann
Won: $303,909
Event #54: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Langmann has been coming to the WSOP for several years now and has had a steady stream of cashes. He has cashed in at least one event between 2008 and 2012 but had been unable to breakthrough to a final table
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Event #55
Asi Moshe
Won: $582,321
Event #55: No-Limit Hold'em
Asi Moshe might want to think about hanging around the WSOP a little more often. His WSOP resume now features a first place and a fifth place with earnings more than $700,000. His return on investment is now November Nine like after cashing in for another six-figure score in only his fourth ever played WSOP event.
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Event #56
Mike Kachan
Won: $403,483
Event #56: No-Limit Hold'em
The 30-year-old from Woodbury, Minnesota came out to Vegas to play in the Main Event and decided to hop into this event last minute. It turned out to be quite the wise decision, as he takes home $403,483 for his victory.
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Event #57
Daniel Colman
Won: $15,306,668
Event #57: The Big One for One Drop
On the other side of the table was young online poker pro Daniel Colman, appearing at his first WSOP final table at just 23 years of age. While he is far from a household name, even among more fervent poker fans, he is nonetheless an accomplished player who had the skills to compete with the best.
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Event #58
Jared Jaffee
Won: $405,428
Event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max
The 33-year-old poker pro is from Brooklyn, New York and has been a regular at the WSOP for the past six years. This marks Jaffee's 11th WSOP cash and more than doubles his WSOP earnings
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Event #59
Phillip Hui
Won: $286,976
Event #59: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Phillip Hui is the latest winner of a gold bracelet at the 2014 World Series of Poker. Hui topped a field of 457 players in the $3,000 buy-in Omaha High-Low Split event. He collected first-place prize money totaling $286,976 and his first WSOP gold bracelet
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Event #60
Salman Jaddi
Won: $614,248
Event #60: No-Limit Hold'em
Someone had to give in, though, and only one would be able to take home the hardware and the top payday of $614,248. It would end up being Pembroke Pines, Fla. resident Sam "MSH" Jaddi who won his first WSOP gold bracelet Friday afternoon
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Event #61
Matt Grapenthien
Won: $268,473
Event #61: Seven Card Stud
Grapenthien may be a new name to some, but he's posted numerous live tournament cashes dating back to 2004. He's also one of the most respected online cash game grinders, having supported himself exclusively by playing as a pro for nearly a decade.
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Event #62
Igor Dubinskyy
Won: $637,539
Event #62: The Little One for One Drop
Igor Dubinskyy, from the Ukraine, topped the huge field and won first place. He also collected $637,539 in prize money, plus his first gold bracelet, the game's most coveted prize
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Event #63
Bryn Kenney
Won: $153,220
Event #63: 10-Game Mix Six Handed
The New York poker pro topped a field of 445 players in the $1,500 buy-in Ten-Game Mix Six-Handed event which concluded on the 4th of July.

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Event #64
Pat Walsh
Won: $923,379
Event #64: Pot-Limit Omaha
The 38-year-old poker pro from St. Charles, Missouri topped a highly-competitive all the way to collecting a whopping $923,379 payday. He also collected his first gold bracelet, the game's most coveted prize
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Event #65
Martin Jacobson
Won: $10,000,000
Event #65: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
He's never won a major live poker tournament. He's second to last in chips to start the final table. He's too quiet to become the leading poker ambassador. Those were all rumblings heard throughout the poker world about Martin Jacobson in the months leading up to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. When it was all said and done, though, the man from Sweden proved to be the last player standing, topping poker's greatest event to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive $10 million first-place prize. After Monday's return of the November Nine, Jacobson was one of three players remaining along with fellow Europeans Jorryt van Hoof and Felix Stephensen. As fate would have it, van Hoof's chip lead wouldn't last, and the Dutchman would soon fall to the smallest stack of the three. The trio battled for 49 hands before van Hoof was sent to the rail in third place.
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