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2012 WSOP: Event #41 & #43

Tags: Event, Greg Ostrander, Henry Lu, Neil Channing, No-limit Holdem, Poker, WSOP.
Posted on 26 June 2012 by "M".

wsopMonday night presented two new first-time Gold Bracelet winners in the events #41 & #43.

Event #41, the $3,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em, resulted in the 1,000th bracelet to be won in the WSOP history and it was the american, former police officer and Calvin Klein menswear model, Greg Ostrander that walked away with the jewlery but also the amazing first prize of $742,072. Ostrander's WSOP records shows total winnings of $43,968 from 2011 where he ended up in the money in two events: event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Championship where he finished 232nd which gave him $40,654 and a 160th placement in the No-Limit Hold’em event #38 where he earned $3,314.

After his win, published a short interview with Ostrander where he answered the question What is toughest -- being a model, a poker player, or a police officer?
Ostrander replied: "The toughest is probably a poker player because you don’t have benefits thrown at you.  It is a grind, you can have one large score that would set you for life, but if you do not and just have a chunk of scores the variance is so great and that is why people have a lot of backers.  As far as job wise, being a cop is probably the best because financially it was fine, benefits were awesome, you had vacation and everything was there for you.  But the modeling was toughest -- being out in front of people in my underwear was kind of tough!"

Event #43, the $1,500 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em, gave the 22 year old, Broklyn born Henry Lu  his first Gold Bracelet and a healthy cash prize of $654,380 for being the last man standing out of the 2,770 entrants that battled it out for three days. Henry Lu's previous WSOP merits shows a total of $15,558 in winnings from last year's event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em in which he finished at 79th place and the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event #18 that placed him on 56th place.
The runner up was UK's Neil Channing who, according to, "barely missed the chance at what would have been his long-awaited first WSOP victory". Mr. Channing's WSOP past dates back all the way to 2001 and shows total WSOP earnings of $768,531.

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7 comments on "2012 WSOP: Event #41 & #43"

 noonlion26/06/2012 10:42:15 GMT
to be 22 and win $750,000k+...

To better that many players over a 3 day slog must feel epic - wonder just how tired they feel after a victory like that.
 Fakiry26/06/2012 11:54:54 GMT
What kind of person is, at the same time, a former police officer and Calvin Klein menswear model? Nevermind, the truth is Greg Ostrander won the 1000th bracelet and it’s going to get his name on the WSOP for this achievement. And in the event #43, a kid showing again that the amount of hours his parents blamed about for having his son always sit in front of the PC weren’t in vain.
 Aces_Bluffer26/06/2012 18:28:54 GMT
Great winning from him, he's quite a good player... Saw 1 hour the FT and was really tough... Thumbs Up for him!
 AA-Daelt-AA26/06/2012 18:31:13 GMT
magic of poker dream, climbing the money ladder faster than anyhthing, be no one and get life changed.
 DaMessiah66626/06/2012 20:22:19 GMT
I can't imagine a man only wearing underwear, his police sunglassess and a cap, showing the bracelet he recently won.
 damosk26/06/2012 21:38:12 GMT
Now thats impressive. 22, ex cop, CK model and winner at WSOP! Something to aspire to but guess most people stand more chance of being an ex cop than winning WSOP and being a CK model!
 Brodermatt27/06/2012 11:18:24 GMT
Great Work Greg! That is a fantastic effort! Not many people can say they protect the community for a living and takes their top off for the girls for a living! Now winning the bracelet is a great achievement itself and only a select group of skilled, lucky and patient people can do!
Well done again!

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