A first WSOP bracelet - Matt Grapenthiem
The edition 2014 of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has just ended with the Event # 61. After three days of competition in Rio-Las Vegas, the $ 10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship sees the victory of Matt Grapenthien. 122 players made up the field in this tournament, the majority of whom were all poker stars. And only eight of them entered the final table. Todd Brunson, son of the living poker legend Doyle Brunson, entered the final table with huge stake of 980,000 chips while his rivals were trailing far behind him: Steve Landfish (550,000), Phil Hellmuth (404,000), Matt Grapenthien (390,000), Ben Yu (247,000), James Obst (169,000) and Jesse Martin (156,000).
Matt Grapenthien outlasted Todd Brunson in the heads-up clash to win his first WSOP bracelet on Thursday. Todd Brunson secured the chip lead of the day and played the final table with almost 3-to-1 lead. Matt Grapenthien then got ahead of him from the dinner break with a 3-to-1lead. And few minute after the restart, Brunson lost all his chips facing a formidable stake-grabber Grapenthien. The latter collects $ 268,473 of prize for his win while Brunson earns $ 165,891 for his runner-up place. Henry Orenstein was the first to head for the door but won a check of $ 31,419. He was followed by Henrik Hecklen ($ 38,073), Phil Hellmuth ($ 46,885), Steve Landfish ($ 58,793), Ben Yu ($ 75,227) and James Obst ($ 103,895). As for Babrice Soulier, his run was ended in No.3 place of the ITM while Oxana Cummings was the first to be paid ($ 16,932) in this poker tournament for his 16th position.
Friday, 04 July 2014
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