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Grandpa travels to Las Vegas just to check off bucket list - Wins $2.6 Million!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Bridlington, England, John Hesp
Posted on 27 July 2017 by "T".
Let's take a look at one of the runner ups of the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table, and you'd be surprised to learn that he's just an ordinary 64-year-old grandpa from Bridlington, England. His story is something that dreams are typically made of. What starts as an ordinary wish to just be able to play the main event of the WSOP has ended up something truly wonderful for the 64-year-old grandfath[...]   Read more » Grandpa travels to Las Vegas just to check off bucket list - Wins $2.6 Million!

  28-Jul-17, 06:54   #1
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This has been one of the feelgood stories of this years' World Series. For this guy to get through all these players' and reach the final table was quite extraordinary and well done to him

  28-Jul-17, 10:07   #2
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For an amateur is something wonderful. I did not watch his game but I do not think he's even an amateur. You need to know some poker to get to the final table of a big tournament. Played with many professionals is not so easy if you do not know how much this poker holdem. Honor him but the money won will enjoy his grandchildren Big Smile

  28-Jul-17, 11:46   #3

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I cant believe what a story this is and that stars were on his side!to be on final table of main event,to win such a big amount with 64 years on his back,its just amazing!congratulation to him on such a big success and hope that he will secure whole family with this amount!

  28-Jul-17, 16:44   #4
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  28-Jul-17, 17:25   #5

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It's very nice to hear that at such a respectable age people can fulfill their dreams .... I am now 45 years old and I hope that in my life there will be something like this happen to me))) ... good news for all the elderly people

  28-Jul-17, 17:31   #6
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That`a feel good storie something like a Hollywood movie the nice guy wins at the end Thumbs Up Thumbs Up but this also can be taken as a warning to all of us Question Question

He is not to old so he will enjoy the money but the lesson or the warning is don`t stool your actions live your life to it`s full power don´t let for tomorrow what you can do today Smile Smile

  28-Jul-17, 20:46   #7
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First of all i had to google what a bucket list is. I didnt have a clue about it Smile

And into the subject, it ended up very well for him.
From nowhere, comparing his previous poker accomplishments and habits if you like,
playing up to 10$ buy ins, to riches Smile
Thats the way to do it.

Winning millions in WSOP... CHECKED !!!

  29-Jul-17, 08:37   #8

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well just like mober i had to check what the heck is a bucket list too. cool story though, it's what hollywood movies are made of. perfect script to make it into a great fun to watch movie. congrats to the semi retired caravan home salesman.

  29-Jul-17, 15:15   #9
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Wow 2.6 millions of dollars, this is really so much money that you can change your life. And he is an old guy so this money is really important to him, noe he can make some dreams to become real and I think all people have some dreams that they cannot make real without bigger money.

  29-Jul-17, 19:49   #10

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John Hesp — a married father of four and grandfather of seven — is a likable person with a humble disposition. I am so impressed with the gentlemanly way he comports himself at the table. I wish him all the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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