Marco Johnson Wins Event #48 $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed
Marco Johnson has finished runner-up at a WSOP event not less than three times in his career! Last Saturday, however, he finally laid hands on his first bracelet by besting a field of 343 players in Event #48 $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed (an event he finished 2nd in last year). Besides the coveted gold bracelet, Johnson received $206,796 in prize money - the second biggest cash of his career!
Barny Boatman Wins Event #49: $1,5000 No-Limit Hold'em
The third and final day of this event started with 21 players, who already were guaranteed a payday of $15,622 - with the chance of taking home $546,080! At the end of the night it was Barny Boatman, a British poker pro with tournament cashes dating back to 1998, who was the last man standing! Boatman played very well during the last day and eliminated several opponents on the final table, so it was definitely a well-deserved win!
1st Barny Boatman $546,080
2nd Brian O'Donoghue $338,745
3rd Van Tran $239,339
4th Taras Kripps $172,087
5th Aditya Prasetyo $125,372
6th Robin Ylitalo $92,550
7th Paul DaSilva $69,192
8th Noah Sandler $52,387
9th Roger Lussier $40,162
Brandon Wong Wins Event #50: $2,500 10-Game Mix (Six Handed)
On Sunday, Brandon Wong became the 50th bracelet winner at this year's WSOP. He overcame a field of 372 runners to lay hands on the $220,061 (the biggest cash of his career) first prize and a gold bracelet. Notable top finishers in this event included Konstantin Puchkov (18th) and the 2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer (11th).
1 Brandon Wong USA $220,061
2 Sebastian Saffari UK $135,932
3 Philip Sternheimer UK $87,397
4 Christopher George USA $57,954
5 Scott Abrams USA $39,564
6 Loren Klein USA $27,792
Kristen Bicknell Wins Event #51: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
This $10,000 buy-in event attracted 954 players who generated a $858k prize pool. The final table lasted for only 120-hands (about five hours of play) and it was Kristen Bicknell who stood tall as the winner at the end of it all. It was her first cash at the World Series of Poker and she awarded Canada with their 10th bracelet of the series.
1 Kristen Bicknell $173,922
2 Leanne Haas $107,616
3 Julie Monsacre $67,331
4 Shana Matthews $48,871
5 Connie Bruce $36,078
6 Eleanor Gudger $27,045
7 Amanda Baker $20,572
8 Chris Priday $15,858
9 Cindy Kerslake $12,389