All World: Johnny Hennigan Wins Latest Gold Bracelet Tournament Victory at 2016 World Series of Poker
Johnny “World” Hennigan has just won his fifth World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
The longtime professional
poker player from Las Vegas won the $10,000 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven Draw
Lowball (Limit) Championship, which was played over three days and
nights and just concluded on the ESPN main stage at the Rio in Las
$320,103 in prize money, making this one of the most sizable wins of his
career. Yet, it was also one of several high points in a poker career
filled with many spectacular moments.
The Philadelphia native
won his victory by coming out on top at a final table which included
numerous tough challengers. Chris Klodnicki started Day Three as chip
leader. Close behind was Michael Gathy, seeking what might have been
his second gold bracelet victory within a week and fourth overall during
his career. Then, there was J.C. Tran, Viacheslav Zhokov, Scott
Abrams, Abe Mosseri, Brant Hale, and Andrey Zhigalov.
After Tran was eliminated
in third place, that left Hennigan to face off against Gathy for the
title. Hennigan began the duel with nearly a 3 to 1 chip lead.
However, both players knew the real battle had only just begun. The
final two battled for about 90 minutes before Hennigan was finally able
to subdue his tough Belgian rival.
The ultimate moment of
triumph came when Hennigan scooped the final pot of the tournament
against Gathy who finished as the runner up. His consolation prize
amounted to $197,838. Credit the player from Brussels, who is enjoying a
remarkable WSOP with a victory already to go along with this
This tourney attracted
125 entrants, which was pretty much a collection of the world’s best
tournament players. The larger-than-expected field created a prize pool
totaling $1,175,000. The top 19 finishers collected prize money.
This was the 47th
official event on this year’s schedule. This leaves 22 gold bracelet
events still to go in what promises to be the biggest and most exciting
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