John Monnette, 29, is the winner of the most recent Wold Series of Poker tournament at the Rio in Las Vegas. Monnette, from Canada, defeated a record field of 489 players and received his first WSOP bracelet. For the win he also received $278,144 in prize money.
This marks his 17th cash at the WSOP, with the best previous WSOP result back in 2009 when he finished second in the No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball event for $59,586. In total, he has $596,056 in career WSOP winnings.