XU THE BEST OF 776 IN WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT 37
 
Maryland player claims first bracelet and $212,128 in cash.
 
With the schedule for the current World Series of Poker now well past the halfway mark, fifty-year-old Maryland player Jiaqi Xu has claimed the main prize of $212,128 and his first WSOP winners bracelet in the  thirty-ninth event of the tournament – the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha competition.
 
Xus chances did not appear that good at the start of the final day; he has down in the lower of the chip stacks among the 17 talented survivors of an originally 776-strong field.
 
However, he did not allow that to distract him and started working his way up the chip counts until only UK player Jeffrey Duvall stood in his way.
 
It was a brief affair; Xu held a strong chip advantage and wasted no time in eliminating Duvall in the next hand, sending the Brit to the exit and a runner up prize of $131,073.
 
It was Xus biggest win so far, carrying with it the distinction of his first winners ring.
 
Other cashes included:
 
Pallas Aidinian  $91,369 
Joshua Pham  $64,654  
Tommy Le  $46,452  
Richard Austin  $33,895  
Jon Ho Christensen  $25,123  
Thibault Klinghammer  $18,922  
Bryce Eckhart  $14,484