After many second and third place finishes, Flordia poker pro and 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up John Racener finally got his first gold coveted bracelet early on Sunday morning after having successfully survived a tough 102-player field in the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship!
The final table lasted for eight long hours but funnily enough it only took 10 hands of play for Racener to eliminate his final 3 opponents! Once he had eliminated his final opponent, Viacheslav Zhukov - the only non-US player on the final table, he took off his hoodie to show a plain white t-shirt with "For Mom" written on it. Racener's mother passed away four years ago from liver cancer and he dedicated this win to her.
"I always said to myself that I wanted to win my first bracelet for my mom," said Racener. "She's always been my biggest fan, and she still is from up above. No matter what time of the day it was back home, with three-hour time span, she would always stay up and sweat me online all night. Even if she had to get up for work at eight a.m. She would stay up and sweat me until she had to go to work. I just really wanted to win the first one for her."
Final Table Results:
1st: John Racener - $273,962
2nd: Viacheslav Zhukov - $169,323
3rd: Chris Klodnicki - $117,786
4th: Dennis Eichorn - $83,263
5th: Mike Matusow - $59,827
6th: Schuyler Thornton - $43,707