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2016 WSOP: Paul Volpe Wins Eight-Game Mix Event!

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Posted on 13 June 2016 by "T".

In 2014, American poker pro Paul Volpe claimed his first title at the World Series of Poker after defeating Daniel Negreanu heads-up in the $10,000 buy-in No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event. Volpe has reached several WSOP final tables since then, but it wasn't until yesterday that he finally got a second gold bracelet!

The $1,500 buy-in Eight-Game Mix (Six-Handed) event attracted a field of 491 entrants (total prize pool $662,850, which was shared among the top 74 finishers) who battled it out over three days and concluded yesterday on the ESPN main stage at the Rio in Las Vegas. In addition to the coveted gold bracelet, Volpe received $149,943 in prize money; he now has $1,484,475 in WSOP career earnings.

"Honestly, the first win was more meaningful," Volpe said.  "It was on such a bigger stage because it was heads-up versus (Daniel) Negreanu.  There were so many more people sweating that one.  But this is also special because it's Eight-Game Mix, which is very hard to do.  So, this one means a lot, but in a different way."

Final table results:

FUN FACTS (text from

  • The age range of participants was 21 to 73.  The average age of entrants was 40.
  • The tournament was comprised of 96 percent males and 4 percent females.
  • The breakdown of Americans to non-American players was 385 to 106.  The top five nations in terms of number of participants was the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Russia, and France.


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3 comments on "2016 WSOP: Paul Volpe Wins Eight-Game Mix Event!"

 doubletop77713/06/2016 08:31:04 GMT
Many congratulations to Paul Volpe on winning this event and his second gold bracelet. Its also great to see Gain Smith's name on the final table, he has always been one of my favourite characters on the circuit
 pajalnick13/06/2016 08:35:45 GMT
it is certainly very cool !! but I'm sorry my favorite player of Daniel Negreanu once again ... he stopped one step short of victory ... his style of play but I really like it sometimes plays a very adventurous, and because of this is reflected in its result
 Tony_MON7ANA14/06/2016 09:16:23 GMT
Congratulations to American poker pro Paul Volpe for taking down the 2016 $1,500 buy-in 8-Game Mix (6-Handed) event, which lasted three days. It was his second WSOP gold bracelet and I am pretty sure his next victory is just around the corner.

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