WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELETS AWARDED IN EVENTS 24 AND 25
Corey Harrison and Danny Fuhs the latest winners
Two more events in this year's World Series of Poker have concluded over the weekend, with Corey Harrison and Danny Fuhs the latest bracelet winners.
Harrison, a 36-year-old college professor and PhD from the University of Alabama, received a check for $432,411 and the bracelet for his victory in event 24, a $1,500 buy-in NLHE competition over three days that pulled in 1,731 entries, generating a prize pool of $2,336,850.
Although it was his second WSOP career cash, it was Harrison's first winner's bracelet in the decade he has been playing.
When it was over, Harrison had claimed his first WSOP bracelet after besting Daniel Cascado heads-up.
17 players survived into Day 3 of the event, but they thinned out in around and hour-and-a-half to reach the final nine. Once the final table formed the pace slowed somewhat and it took several hours to reach the heads up stage.
The heads up lasted another two hours as the last men standing battled it out, with the lead changing several times before Harrison was able to get a grip on the game and eliminate his last opponent.
The final table pay-outs looked like this:
Corey Harrison $432,411
Daniel Cascado $267,452
Salvatore Dicarlo $184,914
Paul Spitzberg $133,364
Gregory Josifovski $97,493
Mohsin Charania $72,208
Zimnan Ziyard $54,191
Gareth Teatum $41,198
Robert Brewer $31,711
Watched by his parents, 41-year-old Danny Fuhs, a professional player who has been participating in World Series of Poker events since 2003, took down event 25, a $5,000 buy-in Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better contest, besting 240 other entrants to claim the lion's share of the $1,132,700 prize pool.
Notable names in the field included Dario Alioto, Eric Crain, Huck Seed, Maria Ho, Dan Kelly, Todd Barlow, Alexander Kostritsyn, George Danzer, Shawn Buchanan, Mike Matusow, and former WSOP main event champ Jonathan Duhamel, who went out at tenth, just missing the final table cut-off.
Fuhs claimed his first WSOP bracelet and the $277,519 first prize in the event, commenting that although he had fifteen WSOP cashes to his credit, the bracelet was a highpoint in his career so far.
Three days of action produced a talent-loaded final table over the weekend that comprised Fuhs and Christopher George, Robert Mizrachi, Brian Hastings, Viacheslav Zhukov, Arthur Kargen, Jeff Lisandro, Ryan Lenaghan and Bart Hanson.
When Robert Mizrachi busted out in third for $128,074, he set the scene for the heads up between Fuhs and Christopher George and a hard-fought final battle that was to last for several hours, extending into an additional level as the night wore on.
The lead changed repeatedly but Fuhs at last managed to keep one of his upswings intact to eliminate George, who still earned a useful $171,536 for his second place pay day.