Wednesday June 13, 2012 : ‘BIG STACK’ WINS WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT
Internet ace takes down $5,000 Limit Hold’em event
Benjamin ‘Big Stack’ Scholl lived up to his online nickname Tuesday when he took down World Series of Poker event 20 – the $5,000 buy-in Limit Hold’em competition for his biggest career cash yet, $206,760…and his first WSOP winner’s bracelet.
The 26-year-old Pennsylvanian pro bested 165 other hopefuls who entered the three day event, and a tough final table that included Jeff Shulman, to finish in a heads up against Canadian software designer Andrew Prock.
Scholl, who started with an almost 4 to 1 chip advantage, proved the better player, eliminating the Canadian and sending him home with a runner up check for $127,773.
Scholl can take pride in his achievement in a field that included notable names like Huck Seed, Humberto Brenes, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mericer, George Lind, Shawn Buchanan, Dwyte Pilgrim, Carlos Mortensen, Mike Sowers, Bill Chen, Matt Hawrilenko, Dan Kelly, John Racener, Maria Ho, David Chiu and John Monnette.
Other final table pay-outs were:
3. Jeff Shulman (USA) – $92,562
4. Jesse Martin (USA) – $68,322
5. Raymond Dehkharghani (USA) – $51,344
6. Matt Glantz (USA) – $39,259
7. Matthew Woodward (USA) – $30,529
8. Nicholas Derke (USA) – $24,139
9. Ayman Qutami (USA) – $19,395
The WSOP organisers have released their latest statistics for the first 24 events of this year’s championship, noting that total prize pools thus far stand at $35,633,615, whilst there have been 21,642 entries so far.