Monday July 6,2015 : 2015 WSOP Event 65
British property investor and part-time high stakes mixed game player Gerald Ringe claimed his first and the UK's third bracelet this season by winning event 65, and California pro Quinn Do crushed all in his path on the way to winning his second bracelet after an interval of ten years.
Ringe, dapper in a light summer suit, faced 546 other entrants in event 65, the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better competition over four days, offering a prize pool of $738,450. The term "part-time player" is perhaps a little misleading, given Ringe's experience in high stakes cash games and tournaments at top London and European events.
He needed it to conquer a final table that included three previous bracelet winners and some very competent players, but he cut a swathe through his opponents, dispatching two of them in the last thirty minutes to claim his first bracelet and the $180,943 main prize.
“Whatever I needed today, I managed to catch it,” Ringe said post-match. “Even when it looked like my opponent would scoop a big pot, I caught the perfect card and managed to split the pot. Everything went right today.”
Other cashes at the table included:
2nd Christopher Vitch $111,860
3rd Daniel Idema $70,322
4th Noah Bronstein $50,473
5th John Esposito $36,811
6th Owais Ahmed $27,285
7th John Cover $20,551
8th Chris George $15,721