Thursday June 28,2012 : FLORIDIAN POKER PRO IN MAJOR WIN (Update)
 
24-year-old Joey Weissman enjoys a $694,609 pay-day and his first WSOP bracelet…but only after a tough fight
 
24-year-old Florida poker pro Joey Weissman celebrated his first World Series of Poker bracelet and a prize of $694,609 Wednesday after winning a gruelling nine-hour final table and a hard-fought heads up against Jeremy Quehen of Nice, France in 2012 World Series of Poker Event 46 – $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em .
 
Weissman dominated the final table to enter the heads up at Level 31 with a more than 2 to 1 chip advantage, but the Frenchman never gave up, managing to battle back into contention, and at one point even seize the lead.
 
The duo's three-hour heads up tussle only ended at 3am local time with the blinds at 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante, leaving both players physically and mentally exhausted.
 
Quehen's outstanding runner-up performance was rewarded with a $429,535 pay day.
 
Other payouts in the event, which attracted 1,607 entries, included:
 
Fernando Brito $282,676
Philip Meulyzer $203,781
Bradley Lipsey $149,162
Joe Gualtieri $110,775
Michael Gagliano $83,428
Joshua Pedraza $63,686
Konstantin Puchkov $49,245