Monday June 4, 2012 : 71-YEAR-OLD WINS WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELET
Omaha eight-or-better must be one for the record books
The latest bracelet winner in the 43rd World Series of Poker tournament currently underway in Las Vegas is a 71-year-old financial sector executive, Herbert Tapscott of Alabama, who bested a field of 967 players in 2012 Wsop event 8, the $1,500 buy-in Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB competition to take home the lion's share of the $1.3 million prize pool Monday.
Tapscott's bracelet was accompanied by a pay check for $240,400 and the knowledge that, following three tough days of world-class poker, he had beaten a record entry field on his very first venture into the World Series of Poker.
The final day lasted for just over 14 hours and culminated in a final table that comprised Tapscott and Gavin Griffin, Ray Davis, Can Kim Hua, John Racener, Thayer Rasmussen, Ashly Butler, Mike Kleist and Bryan Jolly.
This played down to the heads up between Tapscott and Gavin Griffin, a media columnist and former WSOP, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour veteran bracelet winner. Griffin's runner up prize was worth $163,625.