EVENT #56: $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
PRIZE POOL: $2,133,800
FIRST PLACE PRIZE: $490,800
PLACES PAID: 54
Kevin Macphee wins the gold bracelet just a few weeks after finishing fourth in an event.
MacPhee collects his fifth cash of the year and second final table.
MEET THE LATEST WSOP GOLD BRACELET CHAMPION
Name: Kevin MacPhee
Current Residence: Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Marital Status: Single
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes: 26
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 3
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 1
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 4th (2015 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em)
Total WSOP Earnings: $1,094,065
[Note: All statistics above include the results of this tournament]
MacPhee has won the $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em event to earn his
first gold bracelet and the top prize of $490,800. This victory comes on
the heels of a fourth place finish in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event
and marks his fifth cash of the summer.
the tournament was a turbo, it still ran late into the night on Day 2.
The tournament had a chance of ending much sooner when Pascal
Theodosiadis had chance to score a double knock-out for the bracelet.
With three players remaining, Theodosiadis was faced with two all-ins
in front of him after opening the pot with a raise. He had both of his
opponents covered, but decided to wait for a better spot and folded his
pocket queens face up. The board ran out in what would have been
Theodosiadis' favor. Things then went in the wrong direction for
Theodosiadis and he ended up losing most of his stack to MacPhee in a
hand where Theodosiadis had ace-king and MacPhee had pocket kings.
final table rail for this event was loud and rowdy, pumping energy into
the Amazon room. It was a busy night in the Amazon with the $10K PLO
event on the main stage and the Ladies Championship on the secondary
final table. This final table was left out in the middle of the Amazon
and still drew a bigger crowd than the other two final tables. The rail
was mostly comprised of French and Ukrainian supporters, but there were
handful of others supporting the Americans, including MacPhee as well.
Things were loud the entire time with the fans cheering their hearts
out. Eventually the tournament was paused and moved to another section
of the Amazon that was more conducive for the fans because the rail had
grown too much for its original location.
all in good fun and it doesn't rattle me at all. I know that everyone
is just trying to have a good time," said MacPhee about the exuberant rail.
turbo event was the third and final turbo event of the 2015 WSOP. The
other two turbos were $1,000 buy-ins and one of them was Hyper-Hold'em,
which featured 20 minute levels. This turbo event had 30 minutes levels
on Day 1 and 40 minute levels on Day 2. A standard WSOP event has 60
no stranger to the turbo structured event. He has played hundreds of
tournament with this type of structure across seas as well as online.
am pretty used to the format. I play a lot of turbos online. I use my
push fold calculators very methodically when I play online, so for me I
feel like it's a pretty good event, said MacPhee about the turbo event.
The two-day event drew 454 players to create a $2,133,800 prize pool with the top 54 finishers earning a cash.
Following MacPhee’s finish in the top spot, the descending order of results was as follows:
Second Place: Igor
Yaroshevskyy finished runner-up. This marks his 10th WSOP cash and
first final table. He cashed twice each year from 2012-2014. This year
he has already cashed four times with still a few events remaining. All
of Yaroshevskyy's cashes have come in No-Limit Hold'em.
Pascal Theodosiadis, from New York, New York, recorded his second
career WSOP cash with this third place finish. His first cash came last
year in a $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. He now has just over $200,000
in WSOP tournament earnings.
Eric Sfez, one of the two Europeans to make the final table, hails from
France. This marks Sfez's third career WSOP cash. He finished in 31st
place in the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event.
Tristan Wade just missed out on a second gold bracelet with a sixth
place exit. Wade, from Boynton Beach, Florida, won a gold bracelet in a
No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event at the 2011 World Series of Poker
Europe. Wade also has a Circuit gold ring. He won the Palm Beach Kennel
Club's Circuit Main Event last August for just over $100,000.
Scott Vener earned his first career final table finish in this event.
The 40-year-old from Los Angeles, California is the music supervisor for
the hit HBO series, Entourage. Previous to this fifth place finish,
Venner's best WSOP result was 13th place finish in a 2010 No-Limit
Hold'em event. He now has seven career WSOP cashes and his tournament
earnings are approaching $200,000.
Hung Tran, born in Vietnam, now resides in San Jose, California. This
marks Tran's second career WSOP cash and first final table.
Joshua Field finished in eighth place for $50,208. The California
native has now racked up 17 WSOP cashes plus four more ofrom the
Circuit. This marks Field's largest ever WSOP cash.
Martin Kozlov, from Melbourne Australia, earned his 8th career WSOP
cash with this ninth place finish. In his WSOP career, Kozlov has
reached two final tables at the WSOP APAC series and one final table at
WSOP Europe series, but this is his first ever WSOP final table in Las
Vegas. His cash of $38,984 pushes Kozlov's total WSOP tournament
earnings over $100,000.
OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
Other notables to add a cash to their WSOP resume from this event include David Benefield (12th), Shannon Shorr (17th), Eric Baldwin (32nd), Stephen Chidwick (36th), and Mike Watson (49th).
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