Praz Bansi wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 5, Collects $515,501
The winner of the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship (Event #5) was Praz Bansi.  He is a 32-year-old professional poker player from London, England.  Bansi collected more than half a million dollars for first place -- $515,501 to be exact – plus his second WSOP gold bracelet.  Bansi's first victory at the WSOP took place in 2006.  He also finished third in last year’s WSOP Europe Main Event championship, held in London.

Bansi topped a huge field of 2,092 players and won the game’s most coveted prize.  The tournament began on Memorial Day and ended late on Wednesday night.  His victory was cheered on at the Rio in Las Vegas by a huge gallery of spectators.

The runner up was Vincent Jacques, a first-time WSOP participant from Quebec.  Among those who also cashed were last year’s Poker Hall of Fame inductee Dewey Tomko.  WSOP Circuit top pro Dwyte Pilgrim finished in-the-money.  Other well-known names who cashed included David Bach, Antonio Esfandiari, and Chad Brown.

For official tournament results and additional details, please CLICK HERE.