Things didn't go well for Benny Glaser when he travelled to Las Vegas last year for his very first World Series of Poker. Despite entering several events, he failed to make the money once.
Things are looking much brighter this year, though, given the fact that he's the champion of Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball! Glaser, 26, received $136,215 and a coveted gold bracelet for topping a field of 388 entries over 3 days.
"It means a lot to win it," Glaser said about his first victory. "The prestige and the accomplishment of this - it's surreal."
"I ran really good at the end," he added. "I got a lot of cards and it seemed (Brock Parker) missed his draws. I ran good at just the right time."
Final table results:
There were 376 males and 12 females who entered this event (3.1 percent).
The average age of participants was 38.7 years.