Sunday July 5,2015 : TWO MORE WORLD SERIES OF BRACELETS AWARDED
WSOP.com online event decided
The 2015 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas has entered the last stretch in the run up to the Main Event.
The WSOP.com semi-online event was played at six-man live table in Las Vegas, and a New Jersey pro took down the inaugural Bounty NLHE competition.
Event 62, the $1,500 Bounty NLHE competition, pulled in 2,178 entries, creating a prize pool of $2.94 million which enabled 243 entrants to cash.
The winner was Jack Duong (26), a Rutgers psychology grad and professional poker player from New Jersey.
Duong came into the event with a track record of three final tables in two visits to the World Series, last year and this. During the event Duong collected 11 bounties worth $500 each.
The event required an extra day to resolve as Duong and Czech pro Vitezslav Pesta slugged it out in a tense heads up after besting a star-studded entry list that featured players from sixty nations.
Pesta's stubborn and skilled resistance kept him in the game despite several occasions where it appeared that he was a goner, ensuring that the tough contest went into a fourth day after 227 hands of final table action, 51 of them in the heads up on Day 3.
Duong started the last day with a massive chip lead of 15 to 1 and he wasted no time in using it good effect to finally oust the determined Czech, sending him home with a thoroughly deserved second prize of $206,734.
The New Jersey professional's reward was his first WSOP bracelet and the main prize of $333,351, his
Other final table cashes were:
3rd Adam Johnson $146,067
4th Scott Sisler $105,024
5th Paul Warren $76,514
6th R.J. Sullivan $56,483
7th Vojtech Ruzicka $42,228
8th John Myung $31,971
9th Peter Murphy $24,511