On July 5, Wednesday was definitely a great day for Sebastian Langrock, who was the last man standing on 2017 WSOP's Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix tournament, a 3-day event which started July 3, Monday at 3pm.
The event attracted a player field of 1,056 participants and created a prize pool of $1,428,300. Sebastian Langrock, from Austria, stayed steadfast and won the biggest amount so far in his poker career that night. Although, it actually doesn't come too close to the most money he's ever made in one night.
In the 2013 German version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, he won $1 million prize. With that money he won from the show, he used that as bankroll to become a professional poker player, which proved to be a smart move for him, given what he's won at this WSOP event.
Langrock bagged his very first WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize of over a quarter million cash, worth $268,555. His previous best score was back in 2014, when he finished third place for $57,318 in a WPT Prague preliminary event.
He admitted, "I was planning on going home like a week ago. I was here for three weeks but then I was like, I'm not that Vegas-tired, like I was the years before after three weeks. So I decided spontaneously to extend my stay, and that worked out pretty f***ing well."
The German beat bracelet-winner Ryan Laplante for the title at a heads-up match, denying Laplante his attempt at a second bracelet.
1. Sebastian Langrock Austria $268,555
2. Ryan Laplante United States $165,983
3.Victor Choupeaux France $118,190
4. Esther Taylor United States $85,225
5. Shannon Shorr United States $62,242
6. Zahir Gilani Canada $46,048
7. Jerry Callahan United States $34,515
8. Fernando Brito Brazil $26,216
9. Jagdeep Singh India $20,181