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  1. Over the past 50 years, for many, the World Series of Poker has grown into more than just a poker series. It’s become a pilgrimage of sorts. Players from all over the world head to Las Vegas to take their shot at battling against the best, bringing home a bracelet and possibly be crowned a World Champion. With the WSOP regularly taking place in the U.S., it’s no surprise that American players, far and away, have amassed the most bracelets in WSOP history. It’s nearly 20 times that of the next nearest country. But this year is different and the tables have turned. After the month of July, the focus of the bracelet chase will be handed over to GGPoker where the rest of the world will have the edge on grabbing gold as American players continue to be shut out of the global online poker scene. On GGPoker, players from nations from around the world who wouldn’t otherwise make it to the Rio this summer will be looking to add to their own poker resume while contributing to the WSOP legacy of their country. Brazil It’s no secret Brazilians love their poker. They also love playing online. In the history of PocketFives, four Brazilian players have climbed to the #1 worldwide ranking. But when it comes to the World Series of Poker, Brazil isn’t even in the top 10 countries when it comes to taking down WSOP events. Through the end of 2019, six players have earned a bracelet including one of those former #1-ranked online players, Yuri Martins Dzivielevski. Dzivielevski grabbed his first WSOP win just last year after taking down the $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Li 8 or Better event for over $213K. Dzivielevski, partypoker ambassador Joao Simeo, WSOP bracelet winner Andre Akkari, and GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos are just some of Brazil's top-flight talent that make it so it wouldn’t be unthinkable for Brazil’s total bracelet count to double in 2020. Canada The truth is, it’s been hard for Canada to compete for bracelets in the U.S. Not because of a lack of talent, there’s more than enough. But because of tax ramifications. When Canadians win at the WSOP they can lose as much as 30% to the US-Canada Tax Treaty, making it hard to be profitable in tournaments. That hasn’t stopped Canada from claiming the #2 spot with 60 total bracelets. Led by Daniel Negreanu and his six wins, Canada boasts numerous multi-time bracelet winners including Greg Mueller, Mark Radoja, Kristen Bicknell and 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, the first and only Canadian to hold that title. There’s a good chance for Canada to add to their legacy and strengthen their bracelet count in 2020. It’s well known that Negreanu, also a GGPoker ambassador, is going to charging hard for a bracelet with over $500,000 in bracelet bets on the line. Also online crushers like Bicknell, bracelet winner Mike Leah, former #1-ranked PocketFiver Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski, and recent PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker winner Mike Watson all have full reign to win without getting punished in the wallet simply for being great. United Kingdom Some of the most colorful characters to grace the World Series of Poker stage have come from the UK. Many of which have contributed to the country’s 51 bracelets. David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott, Luke Schwartz, Roland de Wolfe, Jake Cody, and Barny Boatman are just some of the legendary names that have posed for a WSOP winner’s photo and elevated the profile of poker in the UK. This year it will be a new crop of players who will lead the charge for England starting with the current #1 ranked online poker player in the world, Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford. In fact, four of the top 20 online players in the world play from the UK including Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard and Tyler ‘Wonderboy222’ Goatcher. In the history of the UK, only seven players have earned multiple bracelets and if there’s one player who is a favorite to join that club it would be high roller savant Stephen Chidwick. Chidwick, who holds a bracelet of his own, is one of the most talented tournament players in both the live and online arena. Provided he has the time, he could even have a shot at catching Benny Glaser, who holds the UK’s record as a three-time bracelet winner. Russia Russia and France both have 22 bracelets, but when it comes to playing online Russia gets a definitive edge. It’s impossible to forget the impact that Russian players have had on the World Series of Poker from Ivan Demidov’s runner-up finish the original November Nine for over $5.8 million to Vitaly Lunkin taking down the 40th WSOP Anniversary event for his second gold bracelet. But while Russia is another talent-rich country, it takes a lot of effort to make it from Moscow to the middle of the Amazon Room. While Dennis ‘aDrENalin710’ Strebkov made the journey in 2019 and went home with a bracelet, many of the online crushers from Russia opt to grind online through the summer. It’s those players, like former #1-ranked ‘veeea’, who could break the tie with France this year and tack on to Russia’s total. That is unless Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier has anything to say about it. The truth is that for many countries, the series on GGPoker can really impact their gold bracelet standing. In China, there are four players who have won a bracelet. With GGPoker’s wide exposure to the Asian market, there’s a very good chance that that club will be adding some new members in 2020. There’s only one bracelet winner from Uruguay, Alex Komaromi, who won his at the WSOPE in 2015. Top-ranked players from Hungary, like ‘Wildace_hun’ have the chance to break a long-standing five-country tie of five bracelets. While none of these countries are going to make up much ground on the 1,1132 bracelets earned by Americans, the gold they take home this summer will be an important part of WSOP, and their countries, legacy in poker.
  2. The GGPoker stable of ambassadors picked up another big name this week after the online poker site announced tournament superstar Fedor Holz as an official GGPoker ambassador in a new partnership with online poker training site Pokercode. “Pokercode is yet another top brand to add to our list of partners,” said Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of GGPoker. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Fedor Holz onto Team GGPoker. His passion for the game and success both live and online is truly impressive. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Fedor and the entire Pokercode community.” Prior to the official announcement from GGPoker, Holz grabbed GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu on Sunday for a live-streamed interview in which he broke the news on his own.
  3. Just weeks after GGPoker surprised the poker world with the signing of Daniel Negreanu as an ambassador, the six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner flexed his influence by helping create a recreational player-friendly Sunday tournament. The GG Masters features a $150 buy-in, a freezeout format, and a six-figure guarantee. Through eight weeks of play, the tournament has grown to become a key part of many players' Sunday schedules. [ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“Party Poker NJ”][ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”] Since the inaugural event on January 5, the GG Masters has had an overlay each week while continuing to show moderate growth. That first offering of the GG Masters had a $250,000 guarantee and even though over 1,500 players showed up to play, when registration closed it had a $27,820 overlay. Seemingly undeterred, the following week GGPoker responded by increasing the guarantee to $300,000 where it has remained since. That event drew 1,901 players and just 1,800 the following week. That attendance drop wasn't a trend that continued, however. Over the following four weeks, the number of entries increased each week. For the February 16 event, Negreanu flew to Toronto, Canada to play the GG Masters and stream it live on his Twitch channel. That level of help helped push the event to a high of 2,135 players. [caption id="attachment_629227" align="aligncenter" width="704"] Until a small dip last week, the GG Masters had shown steady week-over-week growth.[/caption] GG Masters Overlays Each of the eight events has had an overly. The $150 buy-in ($138 + $12), means that the GG Masters needs 2,174 players to meet the $300,000 guarantee. The largest overlay came on January 19 when GG Poker had to cover a $51,600 shortfall in prize money while the smallest overlay, just $5,370, came on February 16. Date Overlay W/W Growth Jan 5 $27,820 N/A Jan 12 $37,662 35.38% Jan 19 $51,600 37.01% Jan 26 $36,282 -29.69% Feb 2 $32,280 -11.03% Feb 9 $15,168 -53.01% Feb 16 $5,370 -64.60% Feb 23 $19,584 264.69% Champions The eight events have produced eight unique champions. The winner of the first event, 'howardern', won $32,654.63 - the smallest any winner has taken home to date. The biggest prize went to 'mrbradleyy' who earned $45,167.37 for winning the January 19 event. Date Player Winnings Jan 5 howardern $32,654.63 Jan 12 MwonderchilD $36,794.72 Jan 19 mrbradleyy $45,167.37 Jan 26 M@cacoCidadao $44,945.82 Feb 2 REPTAR $44,945.82 Feb 9 G0spRaf0 $39,962.89 Feb 16 mayKKz_ $44,710.89 Feb 23 br0keliving $41,277.05 The Leaderboard Along with the freezeout format, the GG Masters also launched a GG Masters leaderboard that runs through the end of 2020. Only players who cash in an event and a pre-determined number of players who bubble the event, earn leaderboard points. The player at the end of the year sitting atop the leaderboard will become a GGPoker ambassador, a prize worth "up to $500,000". Players finishing second through ninth each win tickets to 2021 GG Masters. Thanks largely to a victory in the third week, British grinder 'mrbradleyy' sits atop the leaderboard with 1,199.71 points - 996.79 of which came from that win. Sitting in second is Maltese player 'MwonderchilD', winner of the Week 2 event, with 1,129.19 points. Third place belongs to week 4 winner Brazilian 'M@cacoCidadao' with 1,101.4 points. Another Brazilian, GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos sits at ninth with 626.5 points thanks to a Top 25 Rank Screenname Points 1 mrbradleyy 1,199.71 2 MwonderchilD 1,129.19 3 M@cacoCidadao 1,101.40 4 G0spRaf0 1,098.81 5 br0keliving 1,095.48 6 mayKKz_ 1,085.59 7 REPTAR 1,034.83 8 howardern 942.71 9 Felipe Ramos 626.5 10 Bullet-proof 600.68 11 LUCKYFISH567 595.02 12 tripl3barr3l 587.92 13 scrimitzu 579.68 14 katoooo 575.72 15 call~call~allin 561.66 16 ppak 544.68 17 Specknacken 544.18 18 ruael 543.25 19 MaoZeDonk 538.98 20 fjhgs 499.95 21 FastActor 498.01 22 Joris Gruis 482.63 23 KittyAtTheCocobongo 470.07 24 IG0C0C0L0C0 462.43 25 vivaegipto 458.59
  4. It was just over four years ago that Christian 'eisenhower1' Jeppsson relinquished his grasp on the #1 ranking on PocketFives, but on Sunday the Swede put himself back into the spotlight by winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. Jeppsson beat out the 10,890-player field in the Sunday Million to win $111,769.63. Brazilain 'EricBolis' finished one place behind Jeppsson for an $81,103.38 score while 'seegul65' rounded out the podium finishers, coming in third for $58,856.74. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Borgata Poker"] For the second time in just over three months, partypoker server issues lead to the cancellation of their recently re-launched flagship tournament, the partypoker MILLION as well as the rest of the Sunday slate. Dusk Till Dawn owner and partypoker partner Rob Yong took to Twitter to offer an explanation of sorts for the crash that left many players unable to register for any tournament or, in some cases, unable to see any tournament lobbies. The Bounty Builder Series continued on PokerStars with Francisco 'Tomatee' Benitez beating current #1-ranked 'Lena900' to take down Event #89 ($5,200 NLHE High Roller) for $65,634.72 plus an amazing $101,972.65 in bounties. 'Lena900', who wrestled the #1 ranking back from fellow Swede Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar on December 28, picked up $65,634.58 and another $5,937.50 in bounties. Tomi 'elmerixx' Brouk earned $44,341.43 from the prize pool and secured $23,066.41 in bounties before being eliminated in third place. For the first time in the short history of the GGPoker GG Masters, the field broke through the 2,000-player barrier. There was still an overlay, but the 2,064 players meant that the $15,168 out of pocket expense was the smallest ever. once 2,062 players were eliminated, the final two players came to an agreement on a deal. Croatia's 'G0spRaf0' took home $39,962 as the champion while 'Bullet-proof' earned $36,809 in the runner-up position. Third place finisher 'LUCKYFISH567' won $22,775. GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos made a final table appearance, busting in sixth place for an $8,249 cash. PokerStars $109 Sunday Million 10,890 entries $1,089,000 prize pool eisenhower1 - $111,769.63 EricBolis - $81,103.38 seegul65 - $58,856.74 F1oba - $42,712.43 Scouse_AA - $30,996.53 Melo Jr - $22,494.27 pyszalek - $16,324.21 suarez_BG - $11,846.57 yehpoyi888 - $8,597.00 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-up 722 entries $144,400 prize pool naitsirhc90 - $24,941.72 Patosplayer - $18,099.73 MiracleQ - $13,134.97 Poeira4 - $9,532.06 justcrucial - $6,917.40 JSUIS PAS SHOVE - $5,019.95 BOKPOWER - $3,642.97 mrAndreeew - $2,643.70 pvigar - $1,918.52 PokerStars Bounty Builder Series Event #89 $5,200 NLHE High Roller 141 entries $705,000 prize pool Tomatee - $65,634.72 + $101,972.65 in bounties Lena900 - $65,634.58 + $5,937.50 in bounties elmerixx - $44,341.43 + $23,066.41 in bounties a.urli - $34,326.27 + $24,843.75 in bounties twirlpro - $26,573.17 + $12,812.50 in bounties OYHEMAMUT - $20,571.23 + $10,156.25 in bounties €urop€an - $15,924.92 + $13,125.00 in bounties Tankanza - $12,328.05 + $3,125.00 in bounties PokerStars Bounty Builder Series Event #92 $215 NLHE Turbo 2,127 entries $425,400 prize pool tcblade - $27,176.03 + $18,538.78 in bounties Heinz114436 - $27,174.57 + $10,149.78 in bounties john_korda91 - $16,123.31 + $5,686.31 in bounties jdtjpoker - $11,493.26 + $6,046.86 in bounties BuckFitchez - $8,192.77 + $1,140.63 in bounties Black88 - $5,840.08 + $837.50 in bounties juarnes - $4,163.00 + $1,546.88 in bounties Wolverine.x4 - $2,967.52 + $4,120.32 in bounties rasmus639 - $2,115.34 + $550.00 in bounties PokerStars Bounty Builder $109 3,018 entries $301,800 prize pool JamsLaNoche - $18,587.14 + $10,239.66 in bounties ivanvilchez8 - $18,584.78 + $5,694.81 in bounties pantoflas1313 - $10,886.74 + $2,818.54 in bounties tonn22 - $7,698.08 + $1,017.18 in bounties DeLaBijen - $5,443.28 + $1,537.00 in bounties kapca75 - $3,849.06 + $957.03 in bounties Stiffler8818 - $2,721.69 + $1,063.28 in bounties max15183 - $1,924.53 + $892.97 in bounties GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE 2,064 entries $300,000 prize pool ($15,168 overlay) G0spRaf0 - $39,962* Bullet-proof - $36,809* LUCKYFISH567 - $22,775 Specknacken - $16,234 JusstRelaxx - $11,572 Felipe Ramos - $8,249 whoyesdoor? - $5,880 tl9841 - $4,191 kahe1 - $2,988 888poker XL Blizzard #1- $100,000 Tune Up $109 2,350 entries + 307 rebuys $117,600 prize pool CabecaTilt - $19,091.66* kukadjamba - $14,179.72* cosmiNik - $14,591.82* MurningB4n - $8,526.00 yaewn - $5,927.04 proker29 - $4,751.04 carmen.1957 - $3,575.04 bsdias - $2,410.80 deeman1823 - $1,470.00
  5. Winning a World Series of Poker gold bracelet is widely considered by many to be poker’s ultimate achievement. For some players, it defines his or her career. For others, it’s the one prize eluding some of the game’s best. For years, Stephen Chidwick was considered the best poker player without a WSOP gold bracelet. At the 2019 WSOP, Chidwick bucked that monkey off his back like the most turbulent bull does to a rider at a rodeo when he won the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller for $1.618 million. Shawn Buchanan was another player in the "best without a bracelet conversation," but, like Chidwick, he broke through at the 2019 WSOP, winning the $800 buy-in WSOP.com Online NL Six-Handed. Now that Chidwick and Buchanan have each won an elusive gold bracelet, let's take a look at who are the best players remaining without a bracelet entering the 2020 WSOP. Patrick Antonius CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 15 2 0 $929,518 Widely considered one of the best all-around players in poker for quite some time, Patrik Antonius is still missing a WSOP gold bracelet from his résumé. He's come close a couple of times, finishing in the top 10 on four occasions and placing at the final table twice, but he's never scored better than third place. Antonius has been known to pass on tournaments for cash games these days, but he's still a threat to win a bracelet in the bigger buy-in WSOP events when he does compete. Niklas Astedt CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 6 0 0 $110,645 Sweden's Niklas Astedt is one of the top-ranked online poker players in the world, but his live success hasn’t been too plentiful, especially at the WSOP. Astedt’s skills should not be overlooked, though. His first WSOP cash came in 2014 and his highest WSOP finish was a 26th-place result in the 2019 WSOP $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. He's also cashed in the WSOP Main Event on two occasions, with a 182nd-place finish in 2016 and a 899th-place finish in 2019. Mikita Badziakouski CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 4 4 1 $3,161,362 Mikita Badziakouski plays some of the biggest buy-in events around the world, and his career to date includes more than $26.1 million in live tournament earnings. At the WSOP, Badziakouski has four cashes. Each cash has been a final table appearance and each has come at WSOP Europe. If there's a high roller event on the WSOP schedule, Badziakouski will likely be in the field and a threat to win the gold bracelet. Darren Elias CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 28 3 0 $645,659 With four World Poker Tour titles and more than $7.5 million in live tournament earnings, it’s a matter of when, not if, Darren Elias will finally win WSOP gold. His first WSOP cash came in 2009. He has three WSOP final table appearances and two finishes in third place, although he’s never made it to heads-up play. The two times Elias finished in third came from the same event, the $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Championship in 2017 and 2019. Alex Foxen CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 39 4 0 $808,918 Alex Foxen has been around the WSOP for a much shorter time than some of the players on this list, with his first WSOP cash coming in 2015. He has, however, built up quite the reputation as one of the best tournament poker players in the game today and it seems very much just a matter of time before he finds himself in the WSOP winner’s circle with his first gold bracelet. Already, Foxen has racked up 39 WSOP cashes and four final tables ahead of 2020. His highest finish to date was a third-place finish at the 2017 WSOP in a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event. Matt Glantz CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 61 13 1 $3,232.669 Pennsylvania's Matt Glantz has been around the WSOP block a few times, but he’s still looking for that first gold bracelet. Glantz first cashed in a WSOP in 2000 and he’s been producing everything but wins since, including 13 final table appearances. Glantz has reached heads-up play once and finished third on three occasions. At the 2019 WSOP, Glantz picked up his third WSOP Main Event cash. Mark Gregorich CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 69 11 1 $1,168,497 Mark Gregorich is another player on this list who has been around for quite some time, earning his first WSOP cash back in 1999. He has 69 cashes and 11 final table appearances at the WSOP, with one runner-up finish that came in the 2003 WSOP $5,000 Limit Hold’em event. Gregorich also has a trio of third-place finishes at the WSOP to date. Nick Guagenti CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 37 3 0 $583,181 Ohio's Nick Guagenti has 37 WSOP cashes with the first coming in 2006. He has three final table appearances. Guagenti's highest WSOP result came in 2019 when he took third in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for $85,265. His best finish in terms of money won came from his 46th-place finish in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, for which Guagenti won $145,733. Guagenti is a regular in mid- and high-stakes cash games in his region, and he also has 15 cashes on the WSOP Circuit. Christian Harder CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 53 2 0 $1,050,784 Christian Harder’s first WSOP cash came in 2009. He’s won titles elsewhere in the poker world, just not at the WSOP just yet. He’s been close before with a pair of fourth-place finishes and is known to put in a high amount of volume in the big bet games of No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Maurice Hawkins CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 29 3 0 $623,240 Maurice Hawkins has been a longtime grinder of the WSOP and WSOP Circuit, racking up 29 WSOP cashes and 110 WSOP Circuit cashes. He has a whopping 14 WSOP Circuit gold rings, but Hawkins has yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet. Hawkins has three WSOP final tables and they've come in big-field NL tournaments. With as many big-field NL events that are on the WSOP schedule these days, one has to figure that Hawkins is going to break through and win one at some point. Isaac Haxton CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 27 7 1 $2,923,424 Isaac Haxton is widely considered as one of the best minds in poker, and he’s certainly lived up to that with more than $27.6 million in live tournament earnings, millions more won in cash games, and who knows how much won online. The one thing he doesn’t have is a WSOP gold bracelet. Haxton has seven WSOP final table appearances and one runner-up result. The second-place finish came to Vitaly Lunkin in the 2009 WSOP $40,000 No Limit Hold’em. Maria Ho CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 55 5 1 $1,644,554 Maria Ho is another long-time regular at the WSOP, with cashes dating back to 2005. She has five final table appearances and one runner-up finish in WSOP events, and she’s known to mix it up in most of the games. Ho’s runner-up finish came to Allen Bari in the 2011 WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold’em. Ho has been the last woman standing in the WSOP Main Event on two occasions, 2007 and 2014, and she finished sixth in the 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event. Ali Imsirovic CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 10 3 1 $583,986 Ali Imsirovic is one of the newest kids on the block in all of poker, not just the WSOP, and he’s quickly acquired a reputation of one of the game’s best when it comes to No Limit Hold’em tournaments. Imsirovic’s first WSOP cash came in 2017, so there isn’t a ton of sample to draw from, but he’s already made three WSOP final tables in top-level events and has one runner-up finish. Given his success in his young poker career, Imsirovic is considered one of the favorites any time he enters a high buy-in, No Limit Hold’em event. Rainer Kempe CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 31 3 0 $1,142,997 Rainer Kempe has won more than $21.3 million in his poker career and he’s been in the winner’s circle many times, but he’s yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet. His WSOP career is still pretty young, though. His first WSOP cash came in 2015, but over a short period of time he’s already earned 31 in-the-money finishes and more than $1.1 million in earnings. Kempe has been to a WSOP final table three times to date. Jason Koon CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 42 7 1 $1,789,462 For all of the poker success that Jason Koon has enjoyed over the course of his career, he’s still searching for his first WSOP gold bracelet. Koon has more than $31.1 million in live tournament earnings to date and his first WSOP cash came back in 2009. He has seven WSOP final table appearances and one runner-up result. Koon is similar to Haxton and Imsirovic in the sense that he’ll almost always be one of the favorites any time he enters a high buy-in, No Limit hold’em tournament. Timofey Kuznetsov CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 0 0 0 $0 Timofey Kuznetsov, also known as ‘Trueteller,’ is highly regarded in the poker community as one of the best, especially within the high-stakes community. He has zero WSOP cashes to date, but he simply doesn’t play a lot of tournaments. That said, Kuznetsov is still one of the best players in poker without a WSOP gold bracelet. Maria Lampropulos CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 27 0 0 $136,731 Maria Lampropulos first cashed a WSOP event in 2016 and that first year she walked away with five WSOP cashes in total. She followed that up with six cashes in 2017 and seven cashes in 2018. At the 2019 WSOP and WSOP Europe festivals, she cashed nine time. With partypoker MILLIONS and PCA Main Event wins on her résumé, both for seven-figure paydays, Lampropulos has shown she has the chops to compete in some of the biggest events in the world. Toby Lewis CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 24 0 0 $409,171 Toby Lewis’ first WSOP cash came in 2011 when he took 11th in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship. He’s racked up 24 WSOP cashes to date, but he’s never reached a WSOP final table. Tom Marchese CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 26 4 1 $1,295,638 A player with more than $19.1 million in live tournament earnings, Tom Marchese is often considered one of the better tournament players poker has to offer. He's yet to score a WSOP gold bracelet, though, but he has come close a few times, with four WSOP final tables and one runner-up finish. The time Marchese finished second was at the 2015 WSOP in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em tournament. Steve O‘Dwyer CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 18 2 0 $675,717 Like Haxton and like Koon, Steve O’Dwyer has a ton of live tournament winnings. O’Dwyer has scored more than $30.4 million from the live felt, plus plenty more online, and his first WSOP cash came in 2007. O’Dwyer is a player who put in more WSOP volume at the beginning of his career compared to what he does now, which could be holding him back in terms of winning his first gold bracelet. At this point in his career, it seems that if O'Dwyer does win a gold bracelet, it will come at WSOP Europe or a similar international WSOP stop. Adam Owen CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 34 5 0 $570,961 Adam Owen is another one of the younger guns on this list, but he’s widely regarded as one of the best all-around players in the game these days. Having earned his first WSOP cash in 2014, Owen has racked up 34 WSOP cashes to date, including five final tables and three third-place finishes. Owen has shown a propensity to perform well in the $10,000 buy-in championship events at the WSOP and many think that’s where he’ll earn his first gold bracelet from. Felipe Ramos CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 31 4 0 $526,047 One of best poker players to come out of Brazil is Felipe Ramos, with 31 WSOP cashes dating back to his first in 2009. Ramos is known as a solid player who can compete across all variants, and the more tools you have in your shed, the better when it comes to chasing gold bracelets. Ramos has four WSOP final tables and they've all come in Omaha. Three of those four final tables were in Pot Limit Omaha. Dario Sammartino CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 41 10 0 $9,927,947 Italy’s Dario Sammartino first cashed in a WSOP event in 2011 and he’s been performing very well ever since, except winning a WSOP gold bracelet is something he’s yet to achieve. Sammartino has found the money in WSOP events 41 times to date. Of those, he’s reached the final table on 10 occasions. Sammartino's biggest claim to World Series of Poker fame was a runner-up finish in the 2019 WSOP Main Event for $6 million. He's also one of the few players to have made the final table of both the WSOP Main Event and WSOP Europe Main Event in his career. Sammartino has learned how to play all the games and play them well, so don’t be surprised to see him finally win WSOP gold much sooner than later. Ole Schemion CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 6 1 0 $469,735 Although his WSOP results don’t pop off the page, Ole Schemion is one of the best players out there and an absolute force when it comes to poker tournaments. He’s amassed more than $16.3 million in live tournament earnings, numerous high roller victories, and one World Poker Tour title. He’s still in search of his first WSOP gold bracelet, though. In terms of winning WSOP gold, it’s very likely just a volume game for Schemion. If he puts in the volume, he’ll get it eventually and probably in the near future. It also works to his benefit that WSOP Europe looks as though it will remain at King’s Casino in Rozvadov where Schemion has shown success before, including a sixth-place finish in the 2019 WSOP Europe €100,000 Diamond High Roller for €341,510. Jake Schindler CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 33 4 0 $1,050,644 The first of two players named Jake on this list, Jake Schindler has 33 entries and four final tables at the WSOP entering 2020. His best finish was a third-place result in the 2014 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold'em for $212,373. Over his entire poker career, Schindler has more than $25 million in live tournament earnings. Jake Schwartz CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 60 3 1 $658,477 Jake Schwartz earned his first WSOP cash in 2012 and has built up 60 in-the-money finishes since. He was first widely known as a No Limit hold'em player but he's since branched out and has been playing more of the games. In 2013, Schwartz earned the top WSOP finish of his career when he took second in the $1,500 NL Shootout, earning $202,035. To date, he has two other WSOP final table appearances in addition to that one. Shannon Shorr CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 79 9 2 $2,217,846 When is Shannon Shorr going to finally win a WSOP gold bracelet? Shorr first cashed in a WSOP event back in 2006, which seems like ages ago when you consider he’s still very much on the younger side of poker players. Ever since that first WSOP cash, not a year has gone by that Shorr hasn’t racked up multiple WSOP cashes. Plus, he’s been very close on several occasions with nine final table appearances and two runner-up finishes. He also has a pair of third-place finishes. Shorr can play all of the games very well. Before Chidwick winning his bracelet, Shorr was right there at the top of this list with Chidwick. Dan Smith CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 36 10 1 $9,884,615 Another high roller with a knack for all the games, Dan Smith has been close to winning WSOP gold before but it just hasn’t happened for him yet. His first WSOP cash came in 2010. Since then, he’s earned 36 total WSOP cashes and won more than $9.8 million at the WSOP. He has 10 final table appearances, six third-place finishes, and one second-place finish in WSOP events. Like some of the other high rollers on this list, with Smith it feels like more of a volume game than anything. Christoph Vogelsang CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 13 6 0 $8,668,735 Christoph Vogelsang has come close at the WSOP on a handful of occasions, including two third-place finishes in a pair of the biggest events the WSOP has ever offered. In 2014, Vogelsang placed third in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop for $4.48 million. In 2019, he took third in the WSOP Europe €250,000 Super High Roller for more than $1.3 million. If there's a big buy-in event at the WSOP, Vogelsang is considered a threat to win it. Mike Watson CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 63 11 4 $2,917,143 Mike Watson has been knocking at the WSOP gold bracelet door for several years now. His first WSOP cash came in 2007 and he’s put up more than 60 cashes to date since. Of the 11 WSOP final table appearances Watson has on record, four of the times he’s finished runner-up. Interestingly, Watson did win the €50,000 Majestic High Roller at the 2012 WSOP Europe, but it was an added non-bracelet event for the high rollers. Had that event been in a later year, it very likely would have been for a gold bracelet. Watson usually plays a high volume of events and can play all the games, much like Shorr, and it’s only a matter of time before he finally scores a WSOP gold bracelet. Jerry Wong CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 38 7 0 $1,899,225 Jerry Wong may be most well known for reaching the now-defunct WSOP November Nine in 2016, when he finished eighth for more than $1.1 million, but he has plenty of other success at the WSOP. With 38 total WSOP cashes and seven final table appearances, the only thing left for Wong to do is win a gold bracelet. One would think that has to be on the horizon soon for Wong, who has the ability to compete highly in all of the games. His WSOP final table appearances have come in No Limit Deuce to Seven, Pot Limit Omaha, Big Bet Mix, Razz, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, H.O.R.S.E., and No Limit Hold'em.
  6. Join PocketFives throughout the month of December as we bring you the PocketFives 12 Days of Christmas to help keep you in the spirit of giving. As family and friends gather during the holiday season, what are some of the favorite foods poker players are filling up their plates with? We caught up with Jeremy Ausmus, Shannon Shorr, 'Boston' Rob Mariano, Felipe 'mojave14' Ramos, Vince Van Patten, and Mike Sexton about their favorite holiday eats. "I grew up on this family recipe of homemade rolls that are phenomenal," Ausmus, a WSOP gold bracelet winner with more than $6 million in live tournament earnings, said. "I think it's about all I ate as a kid at holiday dinners. Now, I make them. Fresh out of the oven, with butter - nothing is better." Shorr recently relocated to Las Vegas from Alabama, and we're hoping he packed the recipe for his aunt's holiday dish that was his all-time favorite because it sounds like a great one. "Growing up in Alabama, my all-time favorite holiday food had to be sweet potato casserole that my Aunt Pat made," Shorr said, "It was loaded with all the things a 14-year-old boy loves: pecans, chocolate, marshmallows. Unfortunately, I can't get away with eating like that anymore." Mariano, winner of Survivor: Redemption Island for $1 million who now frequents poker events around the world, does not disappoint when it comes to his family’s holiday meals. It's a two-day affair across Christmas Eve and Christmas Day featuring some delicious-sounding menu items. "I'm Italian, so there's no shortage of food around my house during the holidays," Mariano said. "Christmas Eve is usually reserved for seafood - everything from lobster to crab and the traditional Italian-style salted cod dish called Baccala. Then on Christmas Day, we always have some type of macaroni with a special homemade red sauce (gravy) and usually eggplant Parmesan, which is my wife’s favorite." Ramos, a Brazilian, is also accustomed to large holiday meals with family, but a recent lifestyle change has caused him to switch up from one holiday favorite to another. "Talking about tradition, my favorite food was always whatever my Grandma was cooking," Ramos said. "In Brazil, we are very attached to the family tradition, especially because we are Christians, so this date means a lot to us. As the world's second-largest meat producer (behind the USA), we are meat lovers and tradition always told us to have a turkey at the table and many more meat options. Recently, like two-and-a-half years from now, I have been trying to go vegan, knowing of the problems that meat production are causing to the world, and much more. I have made my transition to veganism now and I still love my family and friends, but my favorite meal is not meat anymore. My favorite foods are nuts and dried fruits, truly. I love all kinds, especially cashews and walnuts, figs and apricots. Roasted cauliflowers are part of my favorite meal, with a lot of spices. I think that will be my favorite holiday food from now on." For Van Patten, the energy behind bringing the World Poker Tour TV show into homes every single week, he said his family mixes it up but that he enjoys a little traditional simplicity. "We mix it up, but for tradition, it's turkey, dressing, popovers, and gravy," Van Patten said. Van Patten's former longtime partner in the WPT commentary booth for 15 years, Sexton, said he and his family enjoy doubling down on their Thanksgiving feast but with a little bit of a twist. "My favorite holiday food is Christmas dinner, which is the same at our house as Thanksgiving but we usually substitute ham for turkey," Sexton said. "Mmmmm!" Do you have a favorite holiday food? Let us know by commenting on this article or tweet to us at @PocketFives. Don’t forget to share the recipe so we can cook it up ourselves! Happy Holidays! *Photos courtesy of Run It Up and the World Poker Tour.
  7. [caption width="640"] Felipe Ramos has gone from working in a bank to being one of Brazil's best poker players (PokerStars photo)[/caption] In a parallel universe somewhere, Felipe Ramos is wearing a suit and tie, boarding a commuter train and heading into his job at Bank of America in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He takes a few phone calls, helps a couple customers with some financial planning and then jumps back on the train and heads home to his family. And he never plays poker. Thankfully for Ramos though, that’s not this universe. This is the one where he is one of Brazil’s most successful and popular poker players. And it all changed because of that banking job that he actually started while still in college. “Once I graduated, one of my bosses in the bank I used to work at, Bank of America, invited me to play poker at his house. I said ‘okay, I can go tonight’. So I went and then I started playing poker,” remembers Ramos of the first time he played poker for real money. It was a sit & go and the buy-in was just $5. They actually played two that night. Ramos won one and his boss took down the other. Ramos was hooked and suddenly found himself immersed in poker learning; books, websites, videos. He’d seen the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker on TV before, but never tried to learn anything about the game. It didn’t take long before Ramos began to give serious consideration to playing poker as a career. Ramos had a good job though and was helping his family financially. “My family was very, very poor and from a poor neighborhood in Brazil. It used to be me and my dad working at home and taking care of the family,” said Ramos. It wasn’t an easy decision to turn pro and his family, understandably, had serious reservations. “MY dad came up to me one day and said, ‘if you’re doing (this), I will need your money, what if something happens to you?” Ramos did his best to ease his father’s concerns by teaching him about the game and how it all worked. “I said ‘No, Dad. This is going better than my regular job. Don’t worry about that,” said Ramos. “He was concerned about the financial part of course, he had no clue what I was doing. He was being a Dad.” Once his family saw Ramos’ vision and how he planned to make a living that would continue to provide for his family, they threw their support behind his decision. “They never said no. They actually said ‘we don’t know what your’e doing, so be very careful with what you’re doing,” said Ramos. That’s the reason I’m here. One hundred percent because of my family.” A trip to Europe then changed everything and set Ramos on course to become one of his country’s best poker players. While Jason Mercier went on to win his first European Poker Tour title and steal all the headlines, Ramos quietly finished 13th for $35,389 and his first career cash. He went from there straight to Monte Carlo for the EPT Grand Final. He picked up two more cashes, including a 78th place finish in the Main Event and then third in a €2,100 side event. Those three cashes totaled just over $132,000 and convinced Ramos he had made the right decision to pursue poker as a career. He’s gone on to earn $1.3 million in lifetime earnings and sits fifth on poker’s all-time money list. Thanks to his success and the massive popularity of poker in his home country, he’s also a member of Team PokerStars. “Everyone plays poker pretty much. In the past people would say ‘oh what do you do, you play poker? But what do you do for work?’” said Ramos. “Now I say I play poker and they say ‘oh, that’s really nice’.” Brazil itself is enjoying a poker boom of its own and Ramos points to the passion of the Brazilian people as being a key reason behind it. “It’s growing because people are learning and they are getting better. They have more information,” said Ramos. “I actually think that it’s a social game and it’s actually a game about people, a game about emotion. That’s who we are. We like to social. We are very emotional.” While the country continues to pick up the game, it has taken Ramos to places he’d never expected growing up in the slums of Sao Paulo. “I have an office in a business building in Brazil. There’s a shopping mall, very close, like a block from it. We go to have lunch there or dinner there. The other day, while I was going up the escalator, some kid was coming down and screamed my name and was starting to go up the escalator backwards. If you see a poker fan, they’re crazy – they go nuts.” It’s not just about being a poker celebrity though. Ramos knows there are young players out there looking up to him and aspiring to follow in his footsteps to better their lives in the same way he has. “People would never look at a poker player in the past say ‘this is a poker, I want to play poker too’. They would say, ‘What is this guy doing?’,” said Ramos. “Now, they look up to you and say ‘Oh, I want to be a poker player like Felipe’. That happens. That happens quite often.”
  8. [caption width="640"] Sam Greenwood capped off a great week by winning million in the partypokerLive Main Event[/caption] partypokerLive brought the MILLIONS series to Punta Cana for a $5,300 buy-in, $5,000,000 guaranteed main event. Of the 1,061 who entered, eight made the final table with seven different countries represented. With plenty of well-known names making a deep run, top pro Sam Greenwood was able to come out on top after coming back from under five big blinds at the final table. The only American at the final table, Dan DiZenzo hit the rail in eighth place. On a flop of [poker card="8c"][poker card="7h"][poker card="5h"], DiZenzo shoved out of the big blind with [poker card="ah"][poker card="2h"]. Andrey Shatilov folded the cutoff and Felipe Ramos called on the button with [poker card="9c"][poker card="9h"]. The [poker card="6d"] turn gave Ramos a straight and DiZenzo failed to catch a heart on the [poker card="4c"] river. The continued German domination of poker fell into the hands of Udo Erlei but he was eliminated in seventh place. Shatilov opened to 15 million under the gun and Erlei three-bet all-in for 74 million. Shatilov called with [poker card="ks"][poker card="js"] and Erlei held the edge with [poker card="jc"][poker card="jh"]. A king hit the flop and Erlei did not catch up. With the blinds up to 3 million/6 million, Preben Stokkan shoved for 69 million with [poker card="jh"][poker card="9h"] and Greenwood isolated with a shove of his own holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="th"]. The [poker card="9c"][poker card="8c"][poker card="2d"] flop put Stokkan ahead but the [poker card="ad"] turn surged Greenwood back into the lead. No jack or nine hit the river and the final table was down to five. A short-stacked Ramos got his last six blinds into the middle from under the gun holding [poker card="9d"][poker card="7d"] and Jiri Horak isolated him with [poker card="jd"][poker card="jh"] on the button. The [poker card="kh"][poker card="6d"][poker card="3h"] flop gave Ramos backdoor equity but the [poker card="th"] turn and [poker card="2h"] river gave Horak a flush to bust the PokerStarsteam pro. Horak was the next to fall and Shatilov claimed his second final table victim. Horak pushed for under 10 bigs on the button with [poker card="ad"][poker card="qc"] and Shatilov committed calling chips from the big blind with [poker card="kc"][poker card="jh"]. The [poker card="kd"][poker card="5h"][poker card="2h"] flop pushed Shatilov in the lead and Horak found no ace to save his tournament life. Jonas Gjelstad fell shy of heads up play with Greenwood doing the task of felting him. Gjelstad shoved the button for 15 big blinds with [poker card="as"][poker card="5d"] and Greenwood woke up with [poker card="ac"][poker card="jh"] in the big blind. The final runout of [poker card="qh"][poker card="9h"][poker card="6c"][poker card="qd"][poker card="3h"] sent Gjelstad out and Greenwood and Shatilov into heads up play. Shatilov opened heads up play with a 3:2 advantage but Greenwood quickly closed the gap. Shatilov opened to 27 million with the blinds at 6 million/12 million with [poker card="ad"][poker card="4d"] and Greenwood three-bet with [poker card="qh"][poker card="qs"] to 81 million. Shatilov pushed all-in and Greenwood committed his 407 million chips with a call. The [poker card="as"][poker card="qc"][poker card="th"] flop gave Greenwood a set and he had the hand locked up by the turn. In the final hand of the match, Greenwood opened with [poker card="kh"][poker card="kd"] and Shatilov called with [poker card="9c"][poker card="8c"]. Shatilov checked the [poker card="8s"][poker card="6s"][poker card="4h"] flop and called a 20 million c-bet from Greenwood. Shatilov patted the [poker card="3d"] turn and Greenwood came out with 100 million. Shatilov moved all-in for 362 million and Greenwood was right behind him with a call. The [poker card="5d"] river completed the board and Greenwood’s victory. The win is the largest of Greenwood’s career and his second cash of at least $1 million. The win adds to Greenwood’s 2015 World Series of Poker bracelet victory and two top-three finishes at the partypoker Carribean Poker Party series. Final Table Payouts Sam Greenwood - $1,000,000 Andrey Shatilov - $650,000 Jonas Gjelstad - $450,000 Jiri Horak - $315,850 Felipe Ramos - $220,000 Preben Stokkan - $150,000 Udo Erlei - $100,000 Dan DiZenzo - $70,000
  9. Join PocketFives throughout the month of December as we bring you the PocketFives 12 Days of Christmas to help keep you in the spirit of giving. We've covered the favorite holiday traditions, favorite holiday eats, most memorable gifts, and even the top holiday movies from those within the poker world. Now, we're going to hear some of the favorite places to spend the holiday season. In the poker world, it’s no secret that the holiday season is one of the best times to be in Las Vegas, and that’s where WPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner David Williams loves to be. "I would say Las Vegas," Williams said. "You get the WPT Five Diamond, which is one of the best tournaments of the year, and it’s truffle season, so all the top Vegas restaurants have white truffles available on their menus. My mother moved here, so I also get to spend it with my mother and daughter, so no other choice." As you can imagine, family was a big theme no matter the location. Williams mentioned it, so did others, including Felipe 'mojave14' Ramos. "My favorite place to be was always with family in Brazil, but not every time is it possible to be with them, even though I have traveled across the world so many times just to be with there, even last minute," Ramos said. "But now, I am starting my own family and also have to think about my fiancés family. This year's Christmas I will be spending in Las Vegas with Natalie, and my favorite place to be is now with her. I wish I could have every one of my family and friends together at the same place, at least for this time of the year. Life is such a rush and we miss a lot these precious time, so I am trying to build my life and family, but also can't forget my roots." Arguably poker's greatest ambassador, Mike Sexton, also makes the case for Las Vegas where he lives, but he knows the value of showing his son a winter wonderland during this time of year, too. "I love being home for Christmas, but a couple years ago we wanted our son to experience a ‘White Christmas’ so we went to Park City, Utah, and it was truly fantastic," Sexton said. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be known to drive people crazy. You’re trying to decorate, make every party or plan your own, buy gifts for friends and family, and do it all while living your regular day-to-day life. Vince Van Patten, longtime commentator for the World Poker Tour, likes to take it easy this time of year, at home. "I love staying home in L.A., hanging with the family, swimming in cold water, and seeing some of the best movies of the year during this time," Van Patten said. "I like to slow down and be thankful." Whereas Van Patten may be slowing down, Dan O'Brien loves the city that never sleeps. "New York City," O'Brien said. "It has a special buzz around Christmas and my family has a tradition of enjoying dinner and a play every year. Great spot to be." Ronnie Bardah, a World Series of Poker bracelet winner who was once the victim of one of the most incredible bluffs of all time by a former Miss Finland, stays true and says the holidays are best spent back where it all began. "The holidays are best spent in the hood you grew up in, where childhood memories were created," Bardah said. "Growing up Jewish, we celebrated Hanukkah on Christmas Day and mom would try to keep the Jewish tradition in the house. I love Christmas, and if I could choose, I would always spend it in Boston! Walking around malls, singing Christmas music, and throwing snowballs at punk kids. These days, New Year’s is always somewhere new. This year, though, I’ll be in Vegas bringing it in with Papa Smurf!" Lynn Gilmartin, anchor of the World Poker Tour, is also on board for her favorite place being home. For her, that's Down Under in Australia, but it's doesn't mean it's going to be cold. "My favorite place to be is at home in Melbourne with my family and friends," Gilmartin said. "It's summertime in Australia, so the holidays revolve around barbecues and the beach. I love it and couldn't imagine having a cold Christmas!" Do you have a favorite place to spend the holidays? Let us know by commenting on this article or tweet to us at @PocketFives. Happy Holidays! *Photo courtesy of PokerStarsLIVE.
  10. [caption width="640"] Steve O'Dwyer beat Sam Greenwood heads-up to win the PokerStars Championship Panama K High Roller (PokerStars photo)[/caption] Steve O’Dwyer has proven himself to be one of the best poker players in the world over the last 10 years, but he’s shown a real propensity to shine brightest in High Roller events. That was on display again Monday in Panama as O’Dwyer outlasted a talented group of players to win the PokerStars Championship Panama $10K High Roller and $240,451. Just five players remained at the start of the day and the short stack when action re-started was Brazil’s Felipe Ramos. It didn’t take him long to find a spot to get his chips but he ended running into the ultimate cooler. Ramos moved all in from the cutoff and Francois Billard called from the big blind. Ramos turned over [poker card="kc"][poker card="ks"] but got the bad news when Billard showed him [poker card="ad"][poker card="ah"]. The board ran out [poker card="qs"][poker card="9h"][poker card="6s"][poker card="2h"][poker card="2c"] to eliminate Ramos in fifth. It took almost 4.5 hours before the next player was sent packing. Former #1-ranked player Chris Hunichen raised to 125,000 from the button before Billard move all in from the big blind. Hunichen called and was ahead with [poker card="8d"][poker card="8s"] against Billard’s [poker card="ah"][poker card="qh"]. The [poker card="ks"][poker card="9h"][poker card="2c"] flop kept Hunichen in control as did the [poker card="js"] turn, but the [poker card="qs"] river gave Billard a bigger pair and eliminated Hunichen. Just 20 minutes later, Billard followed Hunichen to the cashier. O’Dwyer raised from the button to 115,000 before Billard re-raised to 285,000 from the big blind. O’Dwyer moved all in and Billard called off his remaining stack. O’Dwyer showed [poker card="tc"][poker card="ts"] and Billard was racing once again with [poker card="ac"][poker card="qs"]. The board ran out [poker card="8c"][poker card="7s"][poker card="3s"][poker card="ks"][poker card="7d"] to eliminate Billard. Heads-up play began with O’Dwyer holding a 4-1 chip lead over Sam Greenwood. After just a few hands of action Greenwood had nearly evened the counts when the two players began talking about a chop. The pair eventually agreed to a deal that gave O’Dwyer $213,862 and Greenwood $223,149, leaving $8,589 to play for. Post-deal play lasted just over 20 minutes before O’Dwyer elminated Greenwood. O’Dwyer raised to 130,000 and Greenwood called. After the [poker card="7d"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2h"] flop, Greenwood checked, O’Dwyer bet 140,000 and Greenwood made it 400,000 to go. O’Dwyer eventually announced he was all in and Greenwood called. O’Dwyer showed [poker card="5s"][poker card="4s"] and Greenwood was ahead with [poker card="qc"][poker card="3s"]. The turn was the [poker card="4h"] putting O’Dwyer ahead and when the [poker card="th"] fell on the river, Greenwood was out and O’Dwyer picked up another high roller win. Final Table Payouts Steve O’Dwyer - $240,451* Sam Greenwood - $223,149* Francois Billard - $123,780 Chris Hunichen - $100,300 Felipe Ramos - $80,560 Anthony Zinno - $62,690 Damian Salas - $49,620 Sam Chartier - $37,880 *reflects deal made heads up.
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