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2016 WSOP: Andrew Lichtenberger Wins His First Gold Bracelet!

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Posted on 04 July 2016 by "T".

Andrew Lichtenberger has been grinding at the World Series of Poker since 2009, but it wasn't until last weekend that he finally took down his first event! The Long Island poker pro collected $569,158 top prize as well as his first gold bracelet in Event #52: $3,000 BUY-IN NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM.

"It feels amazing to win this," Lichtenberger said. "I've been playing the World Series since 2009 and I've been watching it since I was a kid when I saw Chris Moneymaker win is - so it feels amazing."

"It was a really interesting mix of players, including a lot of cash game players," Lichtenberger told when asked about this final table and how it compared with previous experiences playing under considerably more pressure than normal. "So, it was fascinating to see the dynamics of how the cash game pros mixed with the tournament pros that are used to this kind of experience. But the cash game players did really well."

The tournament attracted 1,125 entrants which created a prize pool of more than $3 million (the top 169 players made it to the money). Aside from the winner, here are the top finishers who made the final table:

2. Craig Blight (Sydney, Australia) -- $351,721

3. Chris Johnson (Las Vegas, NV) -- $249,336

4. Mac Sohrabi (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) -- $179,015

5. Linglin Zeng (Lincoln, NE) -- $130,191

6. Erhan Iscan (San Diego, CA) -- $95,925

7. Thomas Miller (E. Hampton, NY) -- $71,617

8. Roger Teska (New Carlisle, IN) -- $54,190

9. Daniel Wagner (West Hollywood, CA) -- $41,563



Name: Andrew Lichtenberger
Birthplace: New York, NY
Age: 28
Current Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Marital Status: Single
Children: None
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes: 34
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 6
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories (with this tournament): 1
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 2nd (2009)
Total WSOP Earnings: $2,874,243
Personal Facts: Believer in nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle

Winner's Quote: "Nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and a positive attitude were all integral factors in my victory today."


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5 comments on "2016 WSOP: Andrew Lichtenberger Wins His First Gold Bracelet!"

 Tony_MON7ANA04/07/2016 19:56:56 GMT
Huge congratulations to Andrew for conquering the $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament, which attracted 1,125 entrants with a prize pool of more than $3 million. Again, congratulations, Andrew, for $550+ top prize and his first gold bracelet.
 doubletop77705/07/2016 08:43:07 GMT
Many congratulations to Andrew Lichtenberger on winning this event and his first gold bracelet. I was shocked that this was his first bracelet because this guy has been a top player for a while now
 Calmplay05/07/2016 09:10:09 GMT
I'm surprised too that it is the first bracelet of luckychewy and I can tell you that he'll win one more this year or next year as when you win your first at young age you keep them coming...
 pajalnick05/07/2016 13:26:26 GMT
Andrew Lichtenberger I like it as a player, and of course it was unfair that wasn't until last weekend that he finally took down his first event! Now he has proved it can make great strides... and of course $569,158 very good win in addition to a bracelet
 DaCapo7105/07/2016 19:39:31 GMT
Thats really amazing fo him, his first bracelet inning and a cash of more thn 500k at the WSOP. It must be a wonderfull Feeling to win such a big tourney the first time after playing a lot of years and it shous: never give up and try it again and again. Only one time with a good run is enough to win a big cash prize Blink

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