Although the victories of Erick Lindgren and Jeff Madsen dominated the headlines at the 2013 World Series of Poker this weekend there were still several other tournaments decided.
Bryan Campanello recorded the biggest win of his poker career by outlasting a field of 301 players to win the $2,500 Seven Card Razz event.
The youngster completely dominated the final table and was a deserving winner of the only Razz event on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule.
In the $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em tournament Michael Gathy defeated a strong final table to win his second WSOP bracelet.
Gathy was one of three former bracelet winners at the final table and was able to outlast Jason Duval and Jake Cody to claim the first place prize of $278,613 and become the second Belgian, after Davidi Kitai, to win an event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Another European was successful in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout with Bulgarian Simeon Naydenov taking home the bracelet and the first place prize of $326,440.
Naydenov has proven to be a specialist in the Shootout format with his victory in this event adding to his tenth place finish in the $3,000 variation at the start of the World Series.
The final table of the tournament had a truly global feel with players representing Bulgaria, Germany, Canada, Czech Republic, Argentina, Great Britain and the United States taking part.
The $5,000 Limit Hold’em event drew a disappointing field of only 170 players but that didn’t bother Michael Moore who won his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet.
Moore is a WSOP veteran who finished tenth in the 1995 Main Event and required his many years of his experience to outplay a strong final table that included past bracelet winners Ronnie Bardah and Todd Witteles as well as rising poker stars Ben Yu and Justin Bonomo.
There is no rest for the wicked at the 2013 World Series of Poker with several more winners set to join Campanello, Gathy, Naydenov and Moore in the coming days.
Tom Schneider became the first player to win two WSOP bracelets at the 2013 World Series of Poker, with his win in the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event adding to his previous triumph in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event last week.
In the space of less than a week Schneider has doubled his World Series of Poker bracelet collection and has joined a number of poker superstars, such as Mike Matusow, Huck Seed and Bobby Baldwin, as a four-time WSOP bracelet winner.
Schneider’s incredible run of success has given him the opportunity to break a number of World Series of Poker records.
Having already cashed on six occasions this summer he has the opportunity to break the “most cashes” record currently held by Konstantin Puchkov who cashed on twelve occasions during last year’s World Series of Poker.
On top of this Schneider is currently sitting second on the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard and if he is able to leapfrog current leader Daniel Negreanu will become the first player to win the award on two occasions after his previous triumph in 2007.
Schneider admitted to being exhausted at the conclusion of the tournament but said “there’s no rest for the weary” and plans on playing several more events.
In other World Series of Poker news Isaac Hagerling survived a torrid heads-up battle with Max Steinberg to win the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max tournament.
Hagerling needed over 100 hands to defeat Steinberg but remained patient and took home the first place prize of $372,387 and his first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet.
The result was easily the biggest of Hagerling’s poker career whose previous best cash was $ 71,289 for winning the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
The other bracelet winner yesterday at the 2013 World Series of Poker was Jason Duval who outlasted 2115 players to win the latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
Duval took home the first place prize of $521,202 (the second six figure cash of his career) after outlasting Majid Yahyaei in a heads-up battle that lasted over two hours.
It was a well-deserved victory for Duval who finished the opening day of the tournament as chip leader and was among the pace setters for the majority of the event.
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