Canada's Andre Boyer picked up his second World Series of Poker bracelet and $250,483 after besting a field of 873 players over four days of play in Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold'em!
Boyer, a 72-year-old retired businessman, won his first bracelet 10 years ago in the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em event, earning $682,810. He defeated a final table that included John Duthie and Matthew Glantz, who Boyer defeated heads-up.
According to wikipedia, Boyer's first cash at the WSOP came in 1996, and the same year he made it to the final table in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, where he finished 6th for $97,500 (Huck Seed won the tournament). He also cashed in the 2007 Main Event, earning $29,883 for his 434th place finish.
OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
Aside from the final table finishers, other gold bracelet winning players and notables who cashed included - Alex Kravcheno (59th), poker author and historian Jim McManus (57th), John Reading (54th), and Jordan Smith (46th)
Name: Andre Boyer
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
Current Residence: Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Retired Businessman
Number of WSOP Cashes: 29
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 9
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 2
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 1st (2005)
Total WSOP Earnings: $1,269,364
Personal Facts: Boyer's first WSOP cash was back in 1996