The Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Shootout concluded tonight with Joshua Tieman as the last survivor. He won first–place prize money totaling $441,692 and the game’s most coveted prize – the WSOP gold bracelet. Tieman overcame a brutally tough field of 358 players who each posted the $5,000 entry fee en route to a career-first WSOP victory.Tieman is a 27-year-old poker pro from Chicago, IL. This was his 10th time to cash in the WSOP – all since 2006. His best previous showing was a third-place finish in a No-Limit Hold’em event played that first year. Tieman also made the final table of the $1,500 buy-in Shootout last year – finishing ninth.
The Shootout format required that players defeat all players at their respective table(s), which means advancing the next round. Tieman, the tournament champion ended up winning three consecutive matches en route to the victory. That might sound easy, but given the quality of competition, many tables ran long and lasted up to 12 hours.
Among those who cashed were former WSOP gold bracelet winners Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Max Pescatori, Blair Hinkle, and Dario Minieri.
For official tournament results and additional details, please CLICK HERE.