2016 WSOP Event57
In the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better event it was online and live tourney pro David Nowakowski (28) who claimed his first World Series of Poker bracelet and the accompanying first prize of $203,113.
A Supernova player at Pokerstars, Nowakowski is originally from the USA but in recent years has lived and played abroad, only recently returning to the land of his birth. Revisiting WSOP after a couple of years away, he made his presence felt by topping a field of 732 to dominate the final table.
After eliminating bracelet holder Marco Johnson at third for $87,192, Nowakowski started the heads up with a solid chip advantage over his last opponent, Canadian Tim Vukson. It turned out to be a brief affair, with the Canadian only able to draw level at one point before going down to Nowakowskis brand of aggressive poker and leaving the table to collect a runner-up prize of $125,507.
It took Nowakowski just 20 minutes to dispatch both Johnson and Vukson and claim the main prize and his first bracelet.
Other final tablers cashed:
James Alexander – $61,519
Kenneth Po – $44,094
Colin Gelker – $32,114
Stephen Johnson – $23,772
Martin Staszko – $17,890
Matt Lefkowitz – $13,691