SWEDISH PLAYER LOCKS UP LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP POKER EVENT
Michael Tureniec takes home this years last winners bracelet (bar the main event)
Swedish professional player Michael Tureniec (31) is $525,520 and a winners bracelet wealthier after winning the $1,111 buy-in “Little One for One Drop" tournament, which was played over five days and nights at the Rio in Las Vegas and attracted a field of 4,360.
It was the biggest pay-day yet in the Swedes career.
The tournament prize pool totaled $3,924,000 from which the 654 finishers collected prize money, and had the satisfaction of knowing that a percentage of the prize pool will help provide water for disadvantaged communities.
The poker community via the World Series of Poker has donated more than $14,700,000 since the partnership began in 2012 – enough to directly impact the lives of over 147,000 people.
The last of the scheduled events was played concurrently with the $10,000 buy-in Main Event Championship, which is currently running, with a final table planned for November.
The final table included two WSOP bracelet holders in Ryan D’Angelo and Calvin Anderson, who gave Tureniec a run for his money and deservedly finished third and second respectively.
Tureniec had to work for his money, and at one point saw him down in the lowest stacks on the final table, but he made a spectacular comeback to face a rampant Anderson in the heads up. Anderson had a major lead but over the next two hours of exciting back and forth action the Swede took control to finally emerge victorious.
Anderson, a professional player from Ohio, earned $324,597 for his second placing, topping a veryt creditable performance in this years series.
Other final table pay checks were:
Ryan D’Angelo $239,232
Sam Ho $177,695.
Thai Tolly $133,028.
Lucas Blanco $100,380
Samer Al-Shurieki $76,351
Shai Zurr $58,543.
Guillaume Diaz $45,254.