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Simon Says, "I Won a WSOP Gold Bracelet!"

Simon Watt was the winner of the third $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship at this year’s World Series of Poker.  Watt is a 27-year-old software developer from Auckland, New Zealand.  With his thrilling victory in the 11th gold bracelet event on the schedule in front of a packed final table gallery at the Rio in Las Vegas, Watt became the first New Zealander in history to win a WSOP title.

Watt is an accomplished part-time player who won the Asia Pacific Poker Tour championship in his hometown of Auckland in 2009.  But this WSOP win was a huge personal triumph, both in terms of prestige and prize money.  Watt collected $614,248 in prize money – not bad for three days of poker playing.

The tournament was played from June 4-6 and attracted a huge field totaling 2,563 players.  The top 270 finishers collected prize money.  Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Blair Hinkle (96th), Robert Cheung (142nd), Ted Lawson (180th), Brett Jungblut (186th), Erick Lindgren (191st), Jerry Yang (195th), Minh Nguyen (204th), and Steve Zolotow (237th).

The WSOP is hosts three huge No-Limit Hold’em events every weekend.  Most Fridays include a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament.  A $1,000 buy-in event takes place on Saturday and Sunday (two flights/starting days).  Each Monday includes another $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event.  All Day One starting times are noon.  The complete WSOP schedule can be found here:  CLICK HERE

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