While Espen Jorstad was making World Series of Poker history by becoming the first Norwegian to win the Main Event, the poker summer drew to a close as 15 more bracelets were won before the WSOP’s end.
Perhaps the biggest winner, besides Jorstad, of course, was Ryan Messick, who turned the last $500 WSOP.com bracelet event in Pennsylvania into a third-place finish and an additional $100K in the Tournament of Champions $1 million freeroll that ended the first WSOP summer on the Strip. (Image: WSOP) Mohammad Arani
Pushing his WSOP tournament wins over the $1 million mark, Arani won his first bracelet in the freezeout. It was his 52nd cash in WSOP events, including at Circuits, and his fourth one this summer.
(Image: WSOP) Richard Alsup
$272,065 The Minnesota resident won his first bracelet in the large-field event. He has 25 WSOP cashes, mostly for the minimum, but was finally able to break through at the end of this year’s WSOP.(Image: WSOP) Joao Vieira $50K High Roller No-Limit 97 entries $1,384,413 The poker superstar from Portugal won his second bracelet in the high-roller event and pushed his lifetime tournament winnings pile nearly to the $6 million lifetime mark . He also finished sixth in the WSOP.com online $5,300 high-roller event on Sunday for $58,800. He cashed 17 times this WSOP.(Image: WSOP) Lawrence Brandt $3K HORSE 327 entries $205,319 The only reason Brandt even played in this HORSE event was because he was waiting around for the start of the Tournament of Champions, which he got into after winning his first bracelet on June 27. He never played a HORSE tournament before, but he won it anyway. It was his seventh cash of the summer. Minh Nguyễn $1,500 The Closer 2,968 entries $536.280 Nguyen, like many poker greats who share his last name, is a cashing machine — but this is his first bracelet. He’s a successful online player and has cashed 18 times this year, with most of them coming at WSOP.com […]
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