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2015 WSOP Main Event Winner

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JOE MCKEEHEN | Earnings: $7,683,346

AGE 24
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He’s no ordinary Joe any longer. Philadelphia’s Joe McKeehen, 24, became poker’s world champion on Tuesday, leading wire to wire at the final table to capture his very first World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet and the top prize of $7,683,346 in gaming’s richest and most prestigious event. McKeehen used his chip advantage throughout, constantly putting pressure on his opponents and having a hand in their demise time and time again. He ended play in July by knocking out the noted professional Daniel Negreanu in 11th place, and then proceeded to knock out the 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd place finishers too, on his way to poker’s top crown. With the victory, McKeehen, despite his young age, has now won nearly $11 million playing poker for a living.

2015 WSOP Main Event Runners-Up

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JOSH BECKLEY | Earnings: $4,470,896

AGE 24
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Josh Beckley’s four previous WSOP cashes have all come this year. This fifth cash, though, obviously tops them all, and he’s guaranteed a seven-figure payday. Prior to the Main Event, the New Jersey native had $219,000 in career earnings.
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NEIL BLUMENFIELD | Earnings: $3,398,298

AGE 61
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At 61 years old, Neil Blumenfield would be the eldest player in the November Nine most years. In fact, before this year, the record for oldest player ever to make the November Nine was 57, by Steve Gee in 2012. As it happens, Blumenfield is only the second oldest player at this year’s final table, behind 72-year old Pierre Neuville.

The former high-school debate champion has two WSOP cashes on his resume, and before today his best live tournament score was just over $38,000.
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MAX STEINBERG | Earnings: $2,615,361

AGE 27
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Max Steinberg is the only player at this final table who already has a WSOP bracelet on his poker resume. He won a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event in 2012. He’s also made a name for himself in the world of daily fantasy sports, and actually won his Main Event entry on Draftkings, an official WSOP sponsor.
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OFER ZVI STERN | Earnings: $1,911,423

AGE 36
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Zvi Stern hails from Israel, and is the first Israeli November Niner since Amir Lehavot in 2013. Stern has only one previous WSOP cash, a 63rd place the $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout in 2008.
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THOMAS CANNULI | Earnings: $1,426,283

AGE 23
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Thomas Cannuli is the youngest player in the 2015 November Nine at age 23. The New Jersey native has already assured himself of the biggest live tournament score of his career. Before this event, he had only about $50,000 in career tournament earnings, and is now guaranteed a seven-figure payout.
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PIERRE NEUVILLE | Earnings: $1,203,293

AGE 72
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Pierre Neuville is the oldest remaining player at 72 years old. In fact, he’s the oldest November Niner in history, beating the previous record – Steve Gee was 57 when he made the Main Event final table in 2012 – by 15 years. He is also the first Belgian to make the November Nine since it’s inception in 2008. Neuville has a long history of success in European poker tournaments, and this is his 20th WSOP cash. He does not yet have a World Series bracelet; the closest he came was a second-place finish just last year. Winning this event would provide a capstone to Neuville’s already outstanding poker career.
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FEDERICO BUTTERONI | Earnings: $1,097,056

AGE 25
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Federico Butteroni has made a name of himself over the past few days with his emotional celebrations when winning key hands. That excitement is sure to carry over to November, as the stakes become ever higher.

The 25-year old Italian has only two previous WSOP cashes, both of which came this year. One of them was a 20th place finish in the Monster Stack event, and with his deep run in the Main, Butteroni is making quite the mark on the WSOP’s signature events.
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PATRICK CHAN | Earnings: $1,001,020

AGE 26
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Patrick Chan has four previous WSOP cashes, including a 226th-place finish in the first ever Colossus tournament earlier this summer. Chan has just over half a million dollars in live tournament earnings in his career, and he’ll earn more than double that amount with his final table performance in November.

2015 Bracelet Winners

Event #1
Brandon Barnette
Won: $75,704
Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Brandon Barnette had his dream come true, and then some, on this Thursday evening at the Rio Las Vegas, as the first gold bracelet winner of 2015. He topped a stacked field of 688 players and collected first-place prize money totaling $75,704. This marked his first gold bracelet victory, and the triumph couldn't have possibly been more exciting, since it pitted two former WSOP dealers against one another.

Event #2
Michael Wang
Won: $466,120
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Michael Wang arrived in a big way tonight, on poker’s biggest stage, against the toughest competition. The 26-year-old poker pro from Livingston, NJ collected his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, an accomplishment made even more impressive by the intensity of play throughout the tournament, a huge comeback when he was battling heads-up, all culminating at the end of a long six-year journey to reach this personal poker pinnacle.

Event #3
Robert Mizrachi
Won: $251,022
Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Robert Mizrachi, a 36-year-old poker pro originally from Miami, FL and now residing in Las Vegas, topped a field of 918 players, earning yet another shiny feather in the cap for the famous family which has produced no less than four notable poker players. He now owns three gold bracelets, equal to his brother Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi, also with three symbols of poker’s ultimate prestige.

Event #4
Nick Petrangelo
Won: $201,812
Event #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Saturday night at the Rio Las Vegas, Petrangelo won his first WSOP-related prize. He came out on top in the $3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Shootout. The 28-year-old poker pro from Feeding Hills, MA collected $201,812 for first place.

Event #5
Cord Garcia
Won: $638,880
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS $565 No-Limit Hold'em
Cord Garcia won the latest event at the 2015 World Series of Poker, and it was one for the record books. The Houston native had a career day, earning $638,880 dollars in the biggest live tournament of all time. Remarkably, this is the first WSOP cash of Garcia's career, and he sure made it one to remember for the family and friends that lined the gallery around the final table.

Event #6
John Reading
Won: $252,068
Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold'em
John Reading collected $252,068 in prize money for the quick victory. He also earned his first gold bracelet, a personal milestone. Reading is a 26-year-old poker pro from St. Paul, MN. He has played full-time for several years, with most of his previous success coming from online poker games. Reading has pocketed six-figures in the past, but nothing could compare to the thrill of winning on the biggest live stage in poker here at the WSOP.

Event #7
Tuan Le
Won: $322,756
Event #7: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
Tuan Le has done something no player at the World Series of Poker has accomplished since 2009. He won the same bracelet event in consecutive years. Le, a 37-year-old professional poker player from Los Angeles, CA defended his championship title to the fullest in the mega-tough $10,000 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) championship, widely acknowledged as one of the toughest events on the schedule due to the makeup of top players

Event #8
Paul Michaelis
Won: $189,818
Event #8: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Paul Michaelis worked his way through the 639 player $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em field to become the first international bracelet winner of the 2015 World Series of Poker. Born in Berlin, Germany, Michaelis now resides in Vienna, Austria. He earns the top prize of $189,818 and a WSOP gold bracelet for his first place finish.

Event #9
Max Pescatori
Won: $155,947
Event #9: $1,500 Razz
Max Pescatori added his name to the illustrious list of champions in this event, winning the $1,500 buy-in Razz championship, becoming yet another multiple gold bracelet champion with many years of dedication to his craft. This marks his third career victory at the Rio in Las Vegas. First place paid $155,947 from the official prize pool, which totaled $623,700.

Event #10
Keith Lehr
Won: $334,430
Event #10: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
In what turned out to be a rapid-paced heads up match, Keith Lehr has defeated fellow bracelet winner Paul Volpe to claim $334,430 in first-place prize money as well as his second piece of World Series of Poker jewelry.

Event #11
William Kakon
Won: $196,055
Event #11: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Kakon won the $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold’em event, which was played over a three-day period at the Rio. The 38-year-old real estate broker and healthcare professional “on vacation” from Miami, FL topped a larger than expected field of 660 players and was also presented with his first WSOP title. The victory was particularly satisfying, since Kakon previously made two other deep runs in Limit Hold’em events in the past, finishing as high as 6th place back in 2010.

Event #12
Idan Raviv
Won: $457,007
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Idan Raviv became the first poker player from Israel to win a gold bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He topped a highly-competitive field of 1,651 players in the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed tournament (Event #12), which was played over a three-day period at the Rio in Las Vegas. This marks the second consecutive year that an Israeli citizen has won a WSOP title. Asi Moshe won a gold bracelet in 2014, playing the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event.

Event #13
Konstantin Maslak
Won: $269,612
Event #13: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Konstantin Maslak, a 30-year-old chess grandmaster from Volgograd, Russia became the latest champion at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He topped a tough field of 474 players in the $2,500 buy-in Omaha/Stud High-Low Split tournament, and ended up winning his first gold bracelet. First place paid $269,612, which was the biggest payday of Maslak’s poker career, which dates back to 2009.

Event #14
Barry Hutter
Won: $283,546
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
The 2015 World Series of Poker forged on Saturday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as Event #14 of the 68-tournament series, a $1,500 no-limit hold’em shootout bracelet event, played out in the famed Amazon Room. In the end, Barry Hutter stole the tournament’s headline becoming the series’ most-recent champion defeating fellow Floridian Benjamin Zamani heads up to earn $283,546 along with poker’s most coveted prize — a gold bracelet.

Event #15
Shaun Deeb
Won: $318,857
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
This was quite an elusive victory for the 29-year-old poker pro originally from Troy, NY who’s frequently mentioned among the game’s best all-around players. For Deeb, the $318,857 for first place wasn’t life changing, but rather all in a day’s work. Still, the realization that he’d finally won a WSOP title, joining so many pals and colleagues, provided the ultimate satisfaction.

Event #16
Adrian Buckley
Won: $1,277,193
Event #16: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Adrian Buckley, a 27-year-old part-time poker player from Dacono, Colorado picked the perfect tournament to play at the right time and the ideal place for his first-ever World Series of Poker career in-the-money finish. In his debut appearance upon the global poker stage, he made the most of his first-time opportunity, becoming the 2015 “Millionaire Maker” champion.

Event #17
Phil Hellmuth
Won: $271,105
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship
Phil Hellmuth has once again proven why he is one of the greatest to ever play the game. On Monday, Hellmuth dominated the $10,000 Razz Championship final table to earn his record-extending 14th World Series of Poker bracelet.

Event #18
John Gale
Won: $298,290
Event #18: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
The fast paced turbo event has concluded with John Gale defeating Gary Luther heads up for the 18th bracelet of the series. As expected, the tournament was able to wrap up in just two days of play, even with a massive turnout of 1,791 players. Gale will take home the first place prize money of $298,290 and his second career gold bracelet. This marks Gale's 10th WSOP cash and third career final table. His WSOP earnings are now just shy of a million with $954,900 in tournament earnings

Event #19
Matt Elsby
Won: $230,799
Event #19: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Matthew Elsby a 38-year-old professional poker player from Chandler, Arizona, won his first career gold bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker. The victory was well-deserved and long overdue given Elsby’s patience and fortitude in the $3,000 buy-in Six-Handed Limit Hold’em tournament, which was the 19th event in this year’s schedule.

Event #20
Ben Zamani
Won: $460,640
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Ben Zamani carded his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet victory Thursday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The win, which came in a $1,500 no-limit tournament, earned Zamani $460,640 as well as avenged a runner-up finish he carded less than a week ago in a $1,500 shootout event. With his spot in the winner’s circle cemented, Zamani now owns two cashes at the 2015 Series totaling more than $600,000 and vaulting him into Player of the Year contention.

Event #21
Daniel Alaei
Won: $391,097
Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Daniel Alaei, the professional poker player from Los Angeles, CA, topped a world-class field of 157 players in the $10,000 buy-in Omaha High-Low Split championship, which was played over a three-day period. The total prize pool amounted to $1,475,800, with Alaei taking $391,097 for first place.

Event #22
Sam Greenwood
Won: $318,977
Event #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Sam Greenwood is the latest gold bracelet winner at the 2015 World Series of Poker being held at the Rio in Las Vegas. He’s the first Canadian champion of this year’s series. The Toronto-based player won the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament, which was the 21st gold bracelet event on this year’s schedule. Greenwood topped another huge field of 1,915 players on the way to the biggest payday and most prestigious prize of his poker career, to date. His victory paid $318,977 out of the total prize pool of $1,723,500.

Event #23
Christian Pham
Won: $81,314
Event #23: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Pham won the $1,500 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Draw tournament, which was the 23rd gold bracelet even on the 2015 WSOP schedule. The Vietnamese-born poker pro now living in St. Paul, MN collected $81,314 in prize money. This marked his third occasion to cash at the 2015 series, making not just his first time to play the game a memorable occasion, but his third time a charm.

Event #24
Arash Ghaneian
Won: $239,750
Event #24: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
The 40-year-old professional poker player from Henderson, NV came out on top in the $1,500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event, which is a mix of five standard poker games – including Hold’em, Omaha High-Low Split, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, and Eight-or-Better. This was Ghaneian’s first WSOP victory, after 11 years of coming to the series held annually at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Event #25
Jeffrey Tomlinson
Won: $567,724
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Jeffrey Tomlinson, a high school teacher and football coach from Jupiter, Florida won the $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Eight-Handed) tournament. This competition was a slight derivative of the usual nine-handed variety which the standard for most Texas Hold’em games.

Event #26
Aaron Wallace
Won: $226,985
Event #26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Aaron Wallace headed west on business before taking care of business on poker's biggest stage. Just four days after hopping in a $175 satellite looking for a little rest and relaxation during a sales trip, the 32-year old husband and father of two topped a record-setting field to win the largest non-Texas Hold'em tournament ever played.

Event #27
Brian Hastings
Won: $239,518
Event #27: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Hastings earned his second career gold bracelet, following his first victory which was in the Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship, in 2012. It was his 14th time to cash, and rocketed him to more than $1.1 million in WSOP earnings. That said, this wasn’t even close to Hasting’s biggest win in poker.

Event #28
Perry Shiao
Won: $1,286,942
Event #28: MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Perry Shiao celebrated a monster-sized victory on Wednesday night at the Rio in Las Vegas. He won the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #28), otherwise known as the “Monster Stack.”

Event #29
Phil Galfond
Won: $224,383
Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
Phil Galfond is a two-time gold bracelet winner following a championship performance in Event #29 of the 2015 World Series of Poker Monday night. Galfond, a professional poker player who hails from North Potomac, Md., maneuvered through an uber-talented field in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship and was rewarded handsomely with a $224,383 first prize.

Event #30
Franco Ivan Luca
Won: $353,391
Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Franco Ivan Luca became the first player from Argentina in the storied 47-year-history of the World Series of Poker to win a coveted gold bracelet. The 23-year-old poker pro originally from the Buenos Aires region reigned supreme in the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event, which was played over a four-day period at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Event #31
Jeff Madsen
Won: $301,413
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Jeff Madsen won this fourth career World Series of Poker gold bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker, adding to the 30-year-old professional poker player’s prodigal legacy as one of the game’s most accomplished younger players.

Event #32
Jason Mercier
Won: $633,357
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
ason Mercier has defeated a pro-heavy field of 550 entries in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max event at the 2015 World Series of Poker. Mercier collects the first place prize of $633,357 and his third gold bracelet. This is Mercier's first gold bracelet in No-Limit Hold'em. His first two came in Pot-Limit Omaha, one which was a six-handed event. With this victory, Mercier joins an elite group of players with three or more gold bracelets.

Event #33
Benny Glaser
Won: $136,215
Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Glaser, from Southampton, UK prevailed in the $1,500 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven Triple-Draw Lowball event, which drew 388 players. The prize pool amounted to $523,800, with Glaser taking $136,215 from the pot for first place. He also collected his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Event #34
Andre Boyer
Won: $250,483
Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold'em
Boyer won the $1,500 buy-on Split Format title, which is the 34th official event on the WSOP schedule. He topped a field of 873 players. Out of the $1,178,550 prize pool, Boyer’s share for first place came to $250,483. There were 92 places paid in this tournament.

Event #35
Dan Idema
Won: $261,774
Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
e poker pro from Vancouver, British Columbia came out atop in the $3,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament (Event #34), which was played over an extended four-day period at the Rio Las Vegas. He conquered a field which included 376 entries on the way to a $261,774 payout.

Event #36
Corrie Wunstel
Won: $267,435
Event #36: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Corrie Wunstel defeated a field of 978 players to win the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournament (Event #36) at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He earned first-place prize money of $267,435 and the first gold bracelet of his career as a longtime poker grinder.

Event #37
Byron Kaverman
Won: $657,351
Event #37: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
Kaverman didn’t seem to have much trouble with such a blistering field of opponents, coming out on top in the 37th tournament of this year’s summer series. The poker pro conquered a field of 259 players, absolutely loaded to the rafters with online pros, high-stakes cash game players, and former gold bracelet winners. He collected $657,351 for first place.

Event #38
Thiago Nishijima
Won: $546,843
Event #38: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
The Brazilian national won the $3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament, which drew a stacked field of 989 entrants. From the $2,699,970 prize pool, Nishijima collected the lion’s share of the huge pot -- which amounted $546,843. This marked not only the biggest payday of his career, but the pinnacle of his accomplishments in the game of poker.

Event #39
Brian Hastings
Won: $133,403
Event #39: $1,500 Ten-Game Mix
The high-stakes poker pro from the Philadelphia area topped a 380-player field in the $1,500 buy-in Ten-Game Mix (Six-Handed) championship, which was played over a three-day period at the Rio in Las Vegas. The victory was made even sweeter by staging a significant comeback during the tournament’s final stages, during which his last human obstacle, a tough Ukrainian-born poker player named Rostislav Tsodikov, enjoyed a 4 to 1 chip advantage at one point early in the match.

Event #40
Travis Baker
Won: $613,466
Event #40: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Baker topped a massive field of 4,193 players in the annual Seniors Championship ($1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em) event. So dominant was Baker’s last day performance that he wiped out his last four challengers in just 35 minutes.

Event #41
Max Pescatori
Won: $292,158
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Max Pescatori has done it yet again. The famed poker promoter, player, and personality affectionately known to many as “the Italian Pirate” reeled in another huge catch, winning his second gold bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker.

Event #42
Adrian Apmann
Won: $478,102
Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold'em
Apmann ended up winning the $1,500 buy-in Extended Play (No-Limit Hold’em) tournament, which drew a whopping 1,914 entrants in its WSOP debut. A tournament that normally would have taken three days to complete, was actually scheduled for four days, and then ended up running into a fifth, and final day that lasted nearly seven additional hours.

Event #43
Jon Andlovec
Won: $262,220
Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em
The Carson City (Nevada) poker player and retiree obliterated the 1,533-player field, winning his first career gold bracelet. Andlovec is a 70-year-old part-time poker player who has been around the poker scene for many years. He’s best known in the poker world as “Hippie Jon.”

Event #44
Mike Gorodinsky
Won: $1,270,086
Mike Gorodinsky has just joined one of the most elite clubs in poker. After five days, Gorodinsky bested a field of 84 of the best poker players in the world to win the 2015 Poker Players' Championship. In addition to his second career WSOP bracelet and the $1,270,086 first-place prize, Gorodinsky will have his name inscribed on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

Event #45
Upeshka De Silva
Won: $424,577
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Absolute domination. That's the best way to describe Upeshka De Silva's final table performance. The 27-year-old came to the final table as the chip leader and knocked out seven of his eight opponents to earn his first career WSOP gold bracelet and the first place prize money of $424,577.

Event #46
Vasili Firsau
Won: $437,575
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
Vasili Firsau won the $3,000 buy-in (Six-Handed) Pot-Limit Omaha championship, which was played out and completed today at the Rio in Las Vegas as part of the 2015 World Series of Poker.Firsau is only the second gold bracelet winner in history from the nation of Belarus.

Event #47
Matt O’Donnell
Won: $551,941
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Matt O’Donnell proved that tenacity might be poker’s most important virtue. He not only staged multiple comebacks during a grueling heads-up match that lasted several hours versus an equally-fiery opponent, he was also determined not to depart the final table in disappointing fashion as happened in a similar situation one year ago when he came in second place here at the annual summer classic in Las Vegas.

Event #48
Eli Elezra
Won: $112,591
Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Elezra, whose previous victories at the series took place in 2007 and 2013 took special pride in the Seven-Card Stud title, which he views a one of poker’s most skillful games. Elezra also noted that since many experienced players participate in the Stud event, defeating such an accomplished field is a matter of special pride.

Event #49
Young Ji
Won: $231,102
Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Ji, a 52-year-old business owner, pocketed the lion’s share of the prize pool — $231,102 — along with his first gold bracelet in what impressively marked just his first WSOP final table.

Event #50
Ben Yu
Won: $180,114
Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
The 117 entries wasn’t the biggest field at this year’s series, but it was certainly one of the toughest. The prize pool amounted to $1,099,800, which paid out the top 15 finishers. Yu took the bulk of the sum, collecting $180,114 for the victory.

Event #51
Justin Liberto
Won: $640,711
Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
The total prize pool amounted to $2,847,390. The top 108 finishers collected a payout, with the lion’s share of the money going to Liberto. He earned $640,711 in what was his fifth time to cash at the series. With this victory, Liberto not only crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings, at age 29, he is still free-rolling for what could be another big score and gold bracelet number two in the WSOP Circuit National Championship.

Event #52
Carol Fuchs
Won: $127,735
Event #52: $1,500 Dealers Choice
Fuchs topped 357 players, plus a brutally tough final table lineup that included several top players vying for a WSOP gold bracelet victory. However, in the end it was Fuchs who ended up with the most prized piece of jewelry in poker.

Event #53
Jacquelyn Scott
Won: $153,876
Event #53: $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Of the 795 entrants from all over the country and many nations abroad, Jacquelyn Scott ended up as the last player sitting at the final table, holding all the chips, and triumphant in the biggest and most prestigious poker competition designed for women in the world.

Event #54
Alexander Petersen
Won: $927,655
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Alexander Petersen is probably a name most poker fans haven’t heard of before. But that’s likely to change with his startling come-from-behind tournament victory on the biggest stage in poker this evening, when he won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Event #55
Brandon Wittmeyer
Won: $200,618
Event #55: $1,500 Draftkings 50/50 No-Limit Hold'em
Winning the debut competition was Brandon Wittmeyer, from Las Vegas, NV. He is a 31-year-old professional gambler, originally from Chicago. He mostly bets on sporting events and has supported himself by gambling for the past ten years. This was Wittmeyer’s first WSOP victory. What a coincidence that a full-time sports bettor would win this very first historic tournament sponsored by a hugely-popular website that rewards players based on fantasy points and game statistics.

Event #56
Kevin Macphee
Won: $490,800
Event #56: $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
Kevin 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.

Event #57
Takahiro Nakai
Won: $399,039
Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Takahiro Nakai, from Osaka, is the latest gold bracelet winner at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He became only the second citizen of Japan to win poker’s most prestigious prize in the 46-year-history of the tournament.

Event #58
Jonathan Duhamel
Won: $3,989,985
Event #58: $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP
The biggest buy-in tournament on the 2015 World Series of Poker schedule was completed this evening when Jonathan Duhamel, from Montreal, Quebec won the “$111,111 buy-in High Roller for ONE DROP.”

Event #59
Alex Lindop
Won: $531,037
Event #59: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Lindop seized the largest share of a nearly $3 million prize pool, taking home $531,037. This was his biggest career win in poker, by far. It also marked his first gold bracelet victory.

Event #60
Anthony Zinno
Won: $1,122,196
Event #60: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
Zinno topped a highly-competitive field of 175 players and ended up winning his first gold bracelet after exploding upon the tournament poker scene in recent years with a stellar resume and widespread peer respect among his competitors.

Event #61
Paul Hoefer
Won: $645,969
Event #61: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop
Hoefer, from Leipzig, Germany prevailed in one of the summer’s larger fields, as 4,555 players packed into the tournament arena three days earlier to participate in the prestigious tournament with a noble cause, which is to help people in developing countries gain access to clean water.

Event #62
Jack Duong
Won: $333,351
Event #62: $1,500 Bounty No-Limit Hold'em
Jack Duong topped a field of 2,178 entries to win the first-ever WSOP bounty tournament. He collected the top cash prize of $333,351 and a WSOP gold bracelet for his victory.

Event #63
Andrew Barber
Won: $517,776
Event #63: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship
Andrew Barber has just won one of the most prestigious events in poker, the $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the WSOP. He topped a tough field of 204 players and prevailed in what has to be considered one of the most star-studded final tables in recent memory

Event #64
Anthony Spinella
Won: $197,743
Event #64: Online No-Limit Hold'em
How appropriate then that an online grinder would become the inaugural winner. Anthony Spinella, from New York City won the first online title at the WSOP. He played under the screen name “casedismissed.” His WSOP earnings now total nearly $500,000, accumulated in 21 cashes at the series.

Event #65
Gerland Ringe
Won: $180,943
Event #65: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
rald Ringe, from London, became the third player from England to win a gold bracelet at the 2015 World Series of Poker. He won the $1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split event on the final weekend before the start of the WSOP Main Event Championship

Event #66
Connor Berkowitz
Won: $487,784
Event #66: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No-Limit Hold'em
Connor Berkowitz topped another huge field of 4,422 players and won his first gold bracelet. The 25-year-old poker pro collected first place prize money in the amount of $487,784.

Event #67
Quinn Do
Won: $319,792
Event #67: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship
The 39-year-old poker pro from El Monte, CA topped one of the smallest, but most concentrated fields at this year’s series, conquering a blistering final table lineup of highly-accomplished adversaries on the way to winning his second gold bracelet victory.

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