Will Givens is the latest bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker. The Denver, Colorado poker pro played another final table in the same $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event just a week ago and took 4th place for $84,680. He didn't waste his second shot at a bracelet though - since he's now the champion of Event #45: No-Limit Hold'em!
In total, Givens bested a field of 1,841 runners to lay hands on his first gold bracelet and $306,634 in prize money. He now has over $400k in live tournament earnings from five cashes so far at the 2014 WSOP.
Given's talked to WSOP.com about playing 2 final tables in such a short timeframe.
"You know what's really crazy? Day 2, I was at the same table I was at for restart," Givens said shortly after the victory. "Then I get a dealer from Denver and we were just kidding it off. I start with 36,000 and next thing I know, I'm at 130,000, 140,000. Then, I just stayed composed. We broke down, [then on Day 3]I was in the exact same seat that I was in when we were down to two tables--450, seat 3. That's when I was like, 'this is destiny.' I couldn't believe I was here and it was a repeat. Except this time I won."
Final table results:
1st: Will Givens - $306,634
2nd: Angela Prada-Moed - $189,632
3rd: Paul Sokoloff - $131,110
4th: David Hass - $94,559
5th: Patrick Curzio - $69,125
6th: Duy Ho - $51,198
7th: Dmitrii Shchepkin - $38,423
8th: Ivan Saul - $29,211
9th: Loren Klein - $22,484