THREE MORE WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELETS AWARDED
Gagliano, Glaser and Garcia all pick up prestigious jewellery.
At the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas three more poker players have won much-coveted gold winners bracelets in major competitions.
Michael Gagliano (31), who is a poker coach and a regular player on the licensed New Jersey online poker websites, took down the $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Holdem event – the twenty-fifth on the WSOP schedule – to bank an impressive first prize of $448,463 and claim his first WSOP winners bracelet.
The event pulled in an impressive entry field 1,045 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,377,375 which enabled 157 to cash for a minimum of $3,797.
After leading the final table Gagliano held the chip lead when he faced Daniel Cooke in the heads up. Cooke was unable to catch up and had to be content with the $277,128 runner up reward.
Other final table cashes included:
Shankar Pillai Commack, NY $196,119
Remi Castaignon Ladeveze, France $140,596
Zu Zhou Temple City, CA $102,120
Niall Farrell Lugar Agrshin, U.K. $75,164
Michael Laake Punta Gorda, FL $56,073
Darryll Fish Las Vegas, NV $42,405
Gavin ORourke Portlaoise, Ireland $32,514
In the $1,500 buy-in Omaha Hi-Low event it was Englands Benny Glaser who triumphed to add a useful $244,103 to his bankroll after besting a field of 934 that included adversaries like Max Pescatori and Brandon Shack-Harris.
His win was a nice addition to earlier cashes this year of $62,810 for a fifth placing in the $10,000 buy-in 2-7 Single Draw Championship, and a twelfth finish for $4,562 in the $1,500 buy-in 2-7 Single Draw.
Glaser earned his second WSOP bracelet (the first was last year when he claimed the $1,500 buy-in 2-7 Triple Draw for $136,215).
Glaser faced California player Benjamin Gold in the heads up after dominating the final table, and he made short work of the Californian, sending him to the cashier to collect the second placing cash of $150,828.
Other final tablers took home:
Motohiro Kondo $106,070
Phil Hui $75,627
Brandon Shack-Harris $54,680
Zachary Milchman $40,098
Ilya Krupin $29,830
Max Pescatori $22,517
Scott Packer $17,250
Another maiden WSOP bracelet was awarded in the $2,000 buy-in NLHE event, where Spanish pro Cesar Garcia (27) survived a field of 1,419 players to claim his first WSOP bracelet and the $447,739 main prize.
Garcia started final table action with the chip lead and held on to it for much of the action before facing Bulgarian pro Viliyan Petleshkov in a heads up on the additional fourth day needed to finalise the competition.
Despite Petleshkov starting the 76-hand heads up action with a 8,715,000 vs. 5,480,000 chip advantage he was unable to outplay the Spaniard and it was all over in nineteen hands on the additional after Garcia secured a double up and then leveraged it ultimately into a win.
Petleshkovs second place gave him $276,660, and the rest of the prizes went to:
Yuriy Boyko $198,185
Adrian Buckley $143,598
Kamel Mokhammad $105,253
Craig McCorkell $78,053
Craig Varnell $58,569
Thiago Nishijima $44,478
Anthony Spinella $34,188