Monday June 23,2014 : PLENTY OF WORLD SERIES OF POKER ACTION OVER THE WEEKEND..
Bracelets and cash for Dempsey, Suriano and Mizrachi.
Timetable overruns requiring an extra day of play, games diversity and fiercely competitive action characterised the World Series of Poker events over the weekend, with three more events in the record books and millions of dollars distributed to successful entrants.
Event 39 was a $3,000 buy-in NLHE competition that pulled in 992 players and created a prize pool of $2,708,160. It also ran over schedule, with officials having to take the last three players into a fourth day to decide the winner, thanks to a highly skilled and competitive final table that comprised (in finishing order) Sean Dempsey, Ryan Jackonetti, Jacob Schindler, Ryan Olisav, Ryan LaPlante, Nam Le, Layne Flack, Takashi Yagura and Andrew Becker.
The elimination of Schindler at third for $212,373 set the scene for the heads up with Ryan Jackonetti holding a 2 to 1 chip lead over Sean Dempsey, who remained unruffled and played a disciplined, canny game.
That enabled him to overcome the disadvantage, seize the lead and ride it to a victory worth $548,460 and his first WSOP bracelet, leaving a disappointed Jackonetti with a still impressive second placing check for $339,440.