Monday June 29,2015 : 2015 WSOP Event 56
In event 56 – the $5,000 buy-in Turbo NLHE – 454 entrants battled for longer than anticipated in this fast-action competition, although at hand 83 it could have produced a winner.
At that point the game was three-handed, with Pascal Theodosiadis butting heads with Idaho pro Kevin MacPhee (34) and Ukrainian pro Igor Yaroshevsky.
The unfortunate Theodosiadis had a winning hand but made the wrong decision, subsequently being eliminated at third for $201,878 by the eventual winner, MacPhee, who claimed his first WSOP bracelet and the $490,800 main prize.
Aside from the fast-action poker, this event was notable for the strong support at the rail, where noise levels reached jumbo jet proportions as the heads up between MacPhee and Yaroshevsky progressed.
In the end it was MacPhee's vast experience in online turbo tournament playing that prevailed, and despite a valiant effort by the Ukrainian he was eliminated at second for $303,767.
It was MacPhee's fifth cash in this year's series and his 26th WSOP cash overall, bringing his WSOP earnings to over a million dollars.
Other final table cashes looked like this:
4 Eric Sfez $149,814
5 Scott Venner $112,429
6 Tristan Wade $85,202
7 Hung Tran $65,208
8 Joshua Field $50,208
9 Martin Kozlov $38,984