Saturday June 15,2013 : WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELET FOR YOUNG GERMAN ACE
22-year-old Martin Finger earns his first WSOP bracelet in event 21.
22-year-old German poker pro Martin Finger has achieved one of his biggest professional goals – winning a World Series of Poker bracelet.
He made it this week, winning event 21, a $3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed competition and boosting his mounting career earnings…already said to be over $1.5 million…by an impressive $506,764.
807 entries were registered for the event, creating a prize pool of $2,205,840 from which 90 players cashed. Among them were top international players like Allen Cunningham, Eric Froehlich (69th), Allen Cunningham, Brock Parker, Dan Kelly, Antonio Esfandiari, Erik Seidel and Nick Schulman.
Just short of the final table, Dan Kelly busted out but recorded yet another cash -this one his seventh – at this year's WSOP.
When the final table was reached, Finger joined Matt Stout, Matt Berkey, David Pham, Nikolai Sears and Andrew Dean at the felt for a finale that turned out to be an epic pitting of skills and determination by a group of very talented players.
It all culminated in an equally epic 4-hour heads up between Finger and Matt Stout which saw Finger start at a 5 to 1 disadvantage but fight his way back into the game, after which the lead swung from one to the other before the young German was able to secure a firm lead that enabled him to eliminate his very determined opponent and send him home with a runner-up prize of $313,370.
Other pay-outs on the final table were:
3rd: Matt Berkey – $199,733
4th: David Pham – $131,679
5th: Nikolai Sears – $89,402
6th: Andrew Dean – $62,458