Thursday June 6,2013 : WSOP 2013 UPDATE
 
First few days of play provide top class entertainment
 
Events 6, 7 and 8 of the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) have delivered some worthy winners and hard-fought battles.
 
From restaurant manager to millionaire, 32-year-old Canadian amateur poker player Benny Chen took down a huge field of over 6300 entries to win Event 6 – the inaugural "Millionaire Maker" No Limit Hold'em Event earning him the title, $1 199 104 and his first gold bracelet.
 
Chen took the prize after besting Michael Bennington in heads-up play and joins the ranks of WSOP-made millionaires.
 
A multitude of WSOP records were smashed during the event which became the eighth largest poker tournament of all time earning each final table player six figures and the top 648 finishers at least $2 740.
 
Event 6: The "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em final table finished up:
 
1.  Benny Chen – $1 199 104
2.  Michael Bennington – $741 902
3.  Jonathan Gray – $534 505
4.  Justin Liberto – $400 408
5.  Dan Kelly – $302 104
6.  Chris Hunichen – $229 575
7.  Upeshka Desilva – $175 713
8.  Robert McVeigh – $135 467
9.  Theron Eichenberger – $105 154
 
 
Event 7 – a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event –  saw Matthew Waxman finally walk away a bracelet winner following year's of solid play but no title.
 
The Florida poker pro outlasted a large field of 1 837 players eventually taking down Eric Baldwin in a tough six-hour, 200-hand heads-up.
 
Final table results for the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event 7:
 
1. Matthew Waxman – $305 952
2. Eric Baldwin – $189 220
3. Jess Dioquino – $130 825
4. Amit Makhija – $94 353
5. Brent Hanks – $68 975
6. Jacob Jung – $51 086
7. Robert Dreyfuss – $38 340
8. Tuu Ho – $29 147
9. Jason Koon – $22 435
 
The first non-hold'em event of the 2013 WSOP – Event 8, a $2,500 Eight Game mix event, saw 29-year-old marketing specialist from Coquilam, British Columbia Michael Malm emerge victorious following a hard fought run.  Malm won his first bracelet and $225 104 after beating Steven Wolansky in heads-up.
 
Final table results finished up:
 
1. Michael Malm – $225 104
2. Steven Wolansky – $139 034
3. Greg Mueller – $89 673
4. Eric Crain – $64 975
5. Michael Hurey – $47 771
6. Dario Alioto – $35 635
7. Michael Wattel – $26 996
8. Marco Johnson – $20 699