Sunday June 2, 2013 : U.S. POKER PRO WINS WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT 2
Pope in charge from the get-go on final table
Wisconsin poker pro Trevor Pope has claimed the winner's bracelet and $553,906 in the second event to conclude in the current World Series of Poker tournament – the $5,000 buy-in 8-Max NLHE event.
Fighting his way through an original entry field of 481 players, Pope entered the final table with the chip lead and dominated it, building on his lead and eliminating opponents who included a WSOP bracelet holder and an EPT champion to face UK player David Vamplew.
The final clash in the heads up lasted only a few hands due to Pope's commanding lead and Vamplew was eliminated with the consolation of a runner-up prize of $342,450.
Ironically, Vamplew was the only member of the final table that Pope did not know personally.
The win was Pope's best to date; his previous best was a $153,000 sixth place in a World Poker Tour competition three years ago.
Other final table cashes were:
3rd: Darryll Fish – $215,286
4th: Jared Hamby – $154,518
5th: Jamie Armstrong – $112,695
6th: Dan Kelly – $83,552
7th: Brandon Meyers – $62,915
8th: David Peters – $48,130