The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, one of the highest regarded events of the World Series of Poker, attracted an elite field of 150 players and concluded on Sunday with David Bach as the winner!
Bach, a poker pro from Georgia, USA, defeated a star-studded final table that include Daniel Negreanu & Jason Mercier to lay hands on the $383,208 top prize and his third gold coveted bracelet! Bach is the first two-time bracelet winner of the 2017 WSOP after winning the $1,500 Dealers Choice event 10 days ago for $119,399.
"The first win, obviously, is great, but it wasn't that much money," said Bach. "It was $119,000. It was great. It sounds like a ton of money, but I'm spending more than that in buy-ins over the summer. This is a big enough win that I'm going to make money for the summer no matter what."
Bach and his wife got married in Las Vegas in 2009, the same year he won his first bracelet, and two years after they had a child together, which led to him spending more time with the family rather than playing poker and travelling.
"That part is really, really hard," said Bach about the time spent away from his wife and kid. "What has happened is that since I've been together with my wife and we've had a son, I haven't played enough poker. So, I've been spending my bankroll. I've been winning when I play, but I've been spending more than what I'm winning. I wanted to really have a good summer to make up for that and it's really nice to have some financial security when you have a family."
Final Table Results:
1st: David Bach - $383,208
2nd: Eric Rodawig - $236,841
3rd: Don Zewin - $163,557
4th: Andrew Brown - $115,485
5th: Jason Mercier - $83,415
6th: Daniel Negreanu - $61,667
7th: Yuebin Guo - $46,687
8th: Jerry Wong - $36,218