Wednesday June 20, 2012 : STEINBERG TAKES WSOP EVENT 33
 
Second time does the trick…
 
Overcoming a field of 2 795 in the World Series of Poker $1000 no-limit hold'em event 33, Max Steinberg (23) emerged victorious winning his first gold bracelet and $440 238.
 
The professional poker player hailing from Fairfield, Iowa who placed second in the same event in WSOP 2010 said: “It feels really, really good.  I got second two years ago, and I really wanted that bracelet. It just felt good to play really well at the final table, and get it in good and win, feeling like I was the best player there.”
 
Steinberg bested Samuel Gerber in the head's up, breaking the $1 million mark in career tournament earnings.  “I felt really comfortable, even in the heads up. Someone asked me if I felt extra pressure because I had gotten second before, and it was actually the opposite, I felt no pressure at all,” he said.
 
Event 33 final table payouts finished up:
 
1       Max Steinberg            $440 238
2       Samuel Gerber           $273 385
3       Matt Stout                  $192 813
4       Dylan Hortin               $139 258
5       Joseph Marzicola        $101 802
6       David Nicholson          $75 314
7       Ryan Laplante            $56 372
8       Vitaly Meshcheriakov $42 688
9       Christopher Shaw        $32 702