Friday June 7,2013 : ANOTHER CANADIAN BRACELET AT THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER
Levi Berger the fourth Canadian at this year's tournament to claim gold
22-year-old professional player Levi Berger, who hails from Ottawa but lives in LA, became the fourth Canadian to win a WSOP bracelet so far at this year's tournament in Las Vegas, beating a field of 924 entrants to claim the first prize in event 11: the $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max.
Berger's win was made all the more remarkable by the fact that the final table included two former World Series of Poker champions in Scott Clements and Jacob Bazeley, who were joined at the table by Ben Palmer, Eddy Sabat and David Gonia.
The young Canadian wreaked havoc on the table, eliminating one opponent after another until the heads up pitted him against Scott Clements. It lasted less than an hour, with Berger claiming his first WSOP bracelet and the main prize of $473,019 and Clements earning a worthwhile take-home of $292,339.
For Berger it was his biggest career win so far, easily exceeding his previous best take-home of $8,610.
108 players cashed from the event's $2,102,100 prize pool.