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   Sunday, June 16 2024 
WSOP 2012: Ckiff Goldking and Benjamin Scholl also got their bracelets

A fortnight after the start of the World Series of Poker 2012 (WSOP), the distribution of gold bracelets continues in Las Vegas. Indeed, the first 20 tournaments of this year have already shared their trophies. About the Event 19, No Limit Hold'em of $ 1,500, it's an American student of 24 years old who reached the top of the podium and the prize of $ 559,514. From Potomac, Maryland, Cliff Goldking was the best of the part during this event which brought together over 2,302 participants. He managed to win against Kennii Nguyen during the final duel. The prize pool of $ 3,107,700 gathered in this event was distributed to the 234 best players including well-known poker players such as Cliff Josephy, John Dolan, Barry Schulman, Isaac Haxton, Sam Stein and Victor Ramdim who did not return home empty-handed. The French player Manuel Garcia also ended in the money.

The twentieth tournament which is a Limit Hold'em of $ 5,000 crowned for its part, Benjamin Scholl. This poker enthusiast of 26 years, a native of Pennsylvania managed to win against a field of 166 participants registered in the tournament. Great figures of poker like Terrence Chan, Jesse Martin, Jeff Schulman or Matt Glantz were among enrolled in this event. But none of them succeeded in preventing Scholl in his rise to victory. The final table was just hectic and Scholl had to play for 27 hours before winning his first WSOP bracelet and a prize of $ 206,760. Andrew Prock gave the best of him to try to resist but he ended up bowing the second place and pocketed the prize of $ 127,773.

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