This event drew a field of 454 entries, generating a $2,133,800 prize pool. Due to the turbo format, a winner was crowned already in the evening on Day 2. Kevin MacPhee, who is no stranger to turbo structured events, received his first gold bracelet and $490,800 for his first-place finish.
"I am pretty used to the format. I play a lot of turbos online. I use my push fold calculators very methodically when I play online, so for me I feel like it's a pretty good event, said MacPhee about the turbo event.
This was the third turbo event of the 2015 World Series of Poker. The other two turbos were $1,000 buy-ins and one of them was Hyper-Hold'em, which featured 20 minute levels. This event had 30 minutes levels on Day 1 and 40 minute levels on Day 2. A normal WSOP event has 60 minute levels.
Final table results:
OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
Other notables to add a cash to their WSOP resume from this event include David Benefield (12th), Shannon Shorr (17th), Eric Baldwin (32nd), Stephen Chidwick (36th), and Mike Watson (49th).
Name: Kevin MacPhee
Current Residence: Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Marital Status: Single
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes: 26
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 3
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 1
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 4th (2015 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em)
Total WSOP Earnings: $1,094,065