Wednesday June 25,2014 :  DENVER PRO WINS FIRST POKER BRACELET
 
Will Givens bests 1,840 other players in event 45.
 
It was fifth time lucky for Denver poker pro Will Givens Tuesday – after achieving four WSOP cashes he finally managed to survive a star-studded field of 1,840 other players to win through to his second final table, and then leverage that into a win worth $306,634…and his first WSOP bracelet.
 
Event 45 was a $1,000 buy-in NLHE competition carrying a prize pool of $1,656,900 which took three days to play out.
 
Givens was among 11 players still in action on Day 3, with Amanda Prada-Moed – a 29-year-old amateur player who is a pastry chef in her other life – leading the way as a final table formed.
 
Givens came into his own in the latter stages of the final table, dominating play to end up with a 3 to 1 chip lead over Prada-Moed in the heads up, which lasted for just 30 hands before the amateur's creditable performance ended with a second placing pay-day of $189,632.
 
The big win brings Givens' earnings in this year's WSOP so far to $420,000.
 
Other final table pay-outs were:
 
Paul Sokoloff  $131,110 
David Hass  $94,559  
Patrick Curzio  $69,125  
Duy Ho  $51,198  
Dimitry Shchepkin  $38,423  
Ivan Saul  $29,211  
Loren Klein  $22,484