At a final table with bracelet winners and accomplished pros, it was the player with just a single WSOP cash to his credit who triumphed and won the bracelet Thursday night in the $2,500 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em Event.
Twenty-two year old Levi Berger of Los Angeles bested two-time gold bracelet winner Scott Clements heads-up to win his first bracelet at his first WSOP final table. He also earned $473,019. The bracelet continues the hot streak fro Canadian players as Berger, who classifies himself as a poker pro, originally hails from Ottowa, Canada.
This win marks the fourth of the summer for Canada through 12 events. He joins fellow countrymen Charles-Andrew Sylvestre, Benny Chen, and Michael Malm on the list of 2013 bracelet winner from Canada.
This six-handed event drew a field of 924 players and generated a sizeable prize pool of $2,102,100. The top 108 finishers each earned a payday worth at least $4,183. Notables who finished in the money included bracelet winner Erick Lindgren (102nd), Vanessa Rousso (96th), Andrew Lichtenberger (73rd), bracelet winner Naoya Kihara (49th), Chino Rheem (28th), bracelet winner Greg Ostrander (20th), Jeff Lisandro (17th), and Tuan Le (10th).
The final table featured one bracelet winner in Clements, but did feature two players with WSOP final table experience, Eddy Sabat and Jacob Bazeley. Sabat actually final tabled a six-handed event last year, taking fourth in last year’s $10,000 Six-Handed event. He matched that result in this event, while Bazeley exited in fifth place.
Clements had something more than a third bracelet on the line today. The typically clean cut Clements has been rocking a shaggier look these days--the result of a prop bet that he couldn't cut his hair until he binked a six-figure score. Clements, who spent much of the final table as chip leader, later suggested to reporters he might wait to cut his hair until he wins a bracelet. The good news for Clements is that he does have a six-figure score, as he earned $292,339 for second place, though he did come up short of a third WSOP title.
Here are the final table results for the $2,500 Six-Handed event:
1st: Levi Berger - $473,019
2nd: Scott Clements - $292,339
3rd: Ben Palmer - $185,426
4th: Eddy Sabat - $121,711
5th: Jacob Bazeley - $82,297
6th: David Gonia - $57,282