Vanessa Selbst Wins Event #2: Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em
Although Jason Mo dominated a great part of the final heads-up match of Event #2: Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em, it was Vanessa Selbst who stood tall as the winner at the end of all! Besides the top prize of $871,148 (She now has over $10 million in career live tournament earnings), Selbst received her third WSOP gold bracelet for besting a field of 131 entries! Jason Mo received $538,308 for his second place finish, which was his third runner-up finish in a WSOP event since 2010!
Brandon Shack-Harris Wins Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $205,634
Brandon Shack-Harris had to overcome a record field of 1,128 runners (Including two-time bracelet winner Steve "MrSmpkey1" Billirakis, who entered the final day with a sizeable chip lead) to claim his first bracelet and the biggest payday of his career ($205,634)! Although the Chicago native played extremly well to get to the title, he had to get lucky on the last hand of the tournament.
Shack-Harris bet 80k, and Morgan Popham made it 240k. Shack-Harris raised to 720k, and Popham shoved his final 935k. Shack-Harris called and turned over AKK5. Morgan Popham showed AA105
The flop came down 86Q. The J turn gave Shack-Harris a straight draw. The final card was the 10, giving Shack-Harri a runner runner straight and the title!
Kyle Cartwright Wins Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
A total of 2,223 players signed up for the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event. Kyle Cartwright came into the third and final day of play with the chip lead, but he faced tough competition, including former November Niner Ylon Schwartz, who finished 6th in the National Championship in Atlantic City last week.
However, Cartwright sent Schwartz to the rail in third place and then defeated Jason Paster in the next 9 hands to take down the $360,435 first-place prize (The biggest score of his career) and, most importantly, his first gold coveted WSOP bracelet!
"Winning this means a lot to me," Cartwright said. "Winning a gold bracelet has been my whole life's dream, and now finally it's come true. I'm excited and happy, so I'm going to head out and party. It's going to be a fun night.
1st: Kyle Cartwright - $360,435
2nd: Jason Paster - $223,518
3rd: Ylon Schwartz - $157,926
4th: Daniel Dizenzo - $113,550
5th: Matthew O'Donnell - $82,726
6th: Jeremy Dresch - $61,068
7th: Robert Kouhnn - $45,635
8th: Ken Weinstein - $34,552
9th: Michael Sortino - $26,489
Tuan Le Wins Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
Just as expected, the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship attracted a small (120 entries) but renowned field of poker players. At the end of an intensive day of play, Tuan Le was the last man standing after defeating Justin Bonomo heads-up to claim $355,324 in first-place money as well as his first WSOP bracelet.
1 Tuan Le $355,324
2 Justin Bonomo $219,565
3 Eli Elezra $144,056
4 Nick Schulman $99,015
5 George Danzer $70,308
6 Phil Galfond $51,538
Alex Bolotin Wins Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
It took 87 hands of heads-up play before Alex Bolotin had defeated 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event winner Dimitar Danchev to win $259,211 and the exclusive gold bracelet in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event, which saw a field of 948 players.
Bolotin has had some success in the Amazon Room prior to this win given that he took down the Ante Up for Africa Charity Event in 2009. In 2007 he finished runner-up to Bill Edler in a six-handed event, and he also reached final tables in 2008 and 2006.
1st: Alex Bolotin - $259,211
2nd: Dimitar Danchev - $160,410
3rd: Jon Lane- $100,239
4th: Josh Arieh - $72,846
5th: Steven Loube - $53,777
6th: Douglas Foster - $40,314
7th: David Trager - $30,664
8th: Shawn Busse - $23,638
9th: Maxx Coleman - $18,468
Ted Forrest Wins Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz
Believe or not but Phil Hellmuth was very close to winning his 14th gold bracelet on the 25th anniversary of his 1989 Main Event win. He came into the third and final day of the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz event with the second largest stack and outlasted 7 other bracelet winners to eventually play heads-up against Ted Forrest, a five-time bracelet winner.
Hellmuth had a 2-1 lead when the cards were in the air, but Forrest played well and narrowed down the gap in no-time. After that it was a very even battle where both Hellmuth and Forrest took turns at holding the lead.
After a 20-minute break and level 26 had come to a close, Forrest had a 100k advantage and quickly took down 2 large pots to leave Hellmith crippled with only 45,000, which (as you can imagine) didn't last him long.
Although Hellmuth must have been disappointed with missing out bracelet #14, he seemed happy to at least have lost to Ted Forrest (Now has 6 gold bracelets to his name).
1st: Ted Forrest - $121,196
2nd: Phil Hellmuth - $74,848
3rd: Greg Pappas - $48,275
4th: David Bach - $34,979
5th: Brock Parker - $25,717
6th: Brandon Cantu - $19,183
7th: Yuebin Guo - $14,517
8th: Kevin Iacofano - $11,143