WSOP 2017 Highlights Part 1

The 2017 is a mixture of new and old faces. Joseph Mckeehen appeared and won the $10,000 Limit Hold’em event for over $300,000 and new comer Nathan Gamble won the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo Eights or Better for over $200,000. Since there are so many events instead of previously writing each one down. I decided to group them all in a series of single posts.

Nathan Gamble Wins $1500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better

With a name like Gamble it’s no wonder he’s in. Thank God he won and took the top prize of $223,339. The ginger Texan stated he was in shock after the win. Though this is his fourth Omaha event and previously he’s cashed in three of them. The original field was 830. Gamble entered the final day in 14th place. The final hand saw Gamble take the top prize with eight full of jacks against Adam Hendrix low pair.
The top winners in the event were:
1 Nathan Gamble $223,339
2 Adam Hendrix $137,992
3 Ray Henson $96,555
4 Michael Gross $68,544
5 Marco Johnson $49,379
6 Miguel Use $36,106
7 Fernando Macia $26,803
8 Millard Hale $20,205
9 Wendy Weissman $15,470

Christopher Brammer Wins $5000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em

British professional poker player Chris Brammer has won the $5000 No Limit Hold’em event. In the process, he’s picked up his first bracelet. He came close in 2012 making the final table and finishing fifth, but this is first win in the event. This is his first final table in five years. In turbo events blinds increase quickly creating many all-in opportunities. He got lucky winning most of them. There were 505 entries. Brammer takes home over $500,000 for his efforts.
The final hand saw Brammer heads up against Jeff Schenker. Brammer went all-in with queen ten of hearts against Schenker’s ace jack unsuited. The flop brought a pair of tens for Brammer and that’s all that was needed to win.
There results were:
1 Christopher Brammer $527,555
2 Jett Schencker $326,051
3 Yevgeniy Timoshenko $223,547
4 Rui Ye $156,022
5 Tobias Ziegler $110,845
6 Oliver Weis $80,196
7 Michael Brinkenhoff $59,107
8 Alex Foxen $44,395
9 Diego Sanchez $33,993

Matthew Schreiber Wins $3000 H.O.R.S.E. Event
The $3000 H.O.R.S.E. Event was won by Matthew Schreiber. H.O.R.S.E., a type of stud poker, isn’t the most popular form of poker. But many pros like to play to be considered well rounded players. There were 399 entries for the event. Schreiber takes home $256,226.
The top finishers were:
1 Matthew Schreiber $256,226
2 Phillip Hui $158,361
3 David Steicke $107,458
4 Tom Koral $74,382
5 Ryan Himes $52,542
6 Matthew Honig $37,892
7 Ryan Hughes $27,910
8 Brendan Taylor $21,007
Ben Maya Wins $1500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout Event
An Isreali realtor, Ben Maya, has won the $1500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout Event and his first bracelet. He is mostly a cash game player and this is his first WSOP cash. He doesn’t consider himself to be a great player and feels tournaments are too long, but somehow he took home the first place prize.
In shootout style poker, the player must win at their table they’re playing on in order to advance. It’s three day event.
The final table was between Maya and Belgian player Thomas Boivin. Maya sealed his win with a full house.
The top finishers were:
1 Ben Maya $257,764
2 Thomas Boivin $159,273
3 Tim West $115,297
4 Phachara Wongwichit $84,453
5 Alexander Rocha $62,602
6 Steve Foutty $46,969
7 Joe Cook $35,673
8 Paul Michaelis $27,431
9 Jonathan Little $21,360

Dmitry Yurasov Wins $10,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Event

Russian poker pro Dmitry Yurasov wins his first bracelet in the $10,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em event and the $775,923 pay day! His total earnings previously were $1.2 million. So this event really boosts that figure considerably. The event had 322 entries.
Yurasov entered the final table with a 5 to 1 chip lead against Tommy Chen. It took only nine hands for Yurasov to win with the final hand, pocket aces, sealing the win. Isn’t life grand?
The top results were:
1 Dmitry Yurasov $775,923
2 Tommy Chen $479,561
3 Jacob Powers $308,783
4 Artem Metalidi $204,128
5 Albert Daher $138,644
6 Kristen Bicknell $96,823

Loren Klein Wins $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Event

For the second time in two years, Loren Klein has won a bracelet. He is a WSOP veteran with cashes as far back as 2010. The largest cash of his career was $552,713 in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. The event had a total of 870 entries. His take home for the event was $231,483. The final hand gave Klein a nut flush of hearts with a queen against Chun Law’s jack high flush.
The results for the event were:
1 Loren Klein $231,483
2 Chun Law $143,017
3 Danny Wong $100,360
4 Jeff Williams $71,423
5 Jordan Spurlin $51,559
6 Oskar Silow $37,762
7 Timothy Batow $28,066
8 Sergej Barbarez $21,172
9 Benjamin Juhasz $16,215
Joe McKeehen Wins $10,000 Limit Hold’em Event
He took down the Main Event in 2015 and he’s been back ever since cashing last year as well as this year in $10,000 LH event. It’s his second bracelet and he took home the top prize of $311,817. The event was flanked with top poker players like Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, J.C. Tran among others.
Though he started out as the shortest stack, he was able to outlast them and thrive. The final hand pitted McKeehen against Jared Talarico. McKeehen won with five pair.
The results for the event were:
1 Joseph McKeehen $311,817
2 Jared Talarico $192,717
3 Sorel Mizzi $135,985
4 Ben Yu $97,904
5 J.C. Tran $71,949
6 Robert Campbell $53,995
7 Ray Henson $41,399
8 Terrence Chan $32,443
9 Aaron Sacks $26,000

Thomas Reynolds Wins the $1000 No Limit Holdem Event

A 62 year old accountant rules over a field of 2,020 to win the $1000 No Limit Holdem Event. He took home $292,880 and his first gold bracelet. He’s had small WSOP Circuit cashes in the past but this is his first title.
The top finishers in the event were:
1 Thomas Reynolds $292,880
2 James Hughes $180,919
3 Reginald Hampton $131,061
4 Eric Blair $95,899
5 Michael Gathy $70,884
6 Vlad Darie $52,932
7 Chris Johnson $39,937
8 Chad Eveslage $30,448
9 Joep Raemaekers $23,460

Nadar Kakhmazov Wins the $5000 No LImit Hold’em Six Max Event

Defeating a field of 574 players, Russian businessman Nadar Kakhmazov has won the $5000 No LImit Hold’em Six Max Event. It’s been a great year for Kakhmazov who’s won nearly a million dollars in the past two months. At the PokerStars Sochi Main event he took home $63,720 and the Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Main Event, he won $395,888.
The final day he started in 3rd place with chips. He persevered and went to heads up against Chris Hunchen with a 3:1 chip advantage. The final hand saw Kakhmazov win with a pair of queens with seven kicker .
The results were:
1 Nadar Kakhmazov $580,338
2 Christopher Hunichen $358,677
3 Kenny Hallaert $238,855
4 Sam Soverel $162,257
5 Faraz Jaka $112,585
6 Christian Rudolph $79,611

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