Michael Gathy won Event 34, the first ever WSOP turbo event to capture his second WSOP Bracelet. The Belgian topped a field of 1629 players to win at a fast paced event $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament and be awarded $$278, 613. In event 33, $2500 Seven Card Razz, Bryan Campanello toppled David Bach to win a WSOP Bracelet and $178,052.
Gathy won the championship in merely two days as against 3 days as in regular poker tournament format. As against all Day 1 Levels lasted 1 hour, play was reduced to 30-40 minutes per level in this turbo format. Day 1 concluded within 12 hours and trimmed the field to only 35 players from 1629 giving 171 players the cash. Poker pros including Antonio Esfandiari and David Peters also finished ITM. Jason Duval who won Event 28 two days back was also on the final table and finished sixth. Campanello has been a success story this WSOP circuit and will be happy to add this gold jewel to his resume.
The final table results for the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament:
1st: Michael Gathy – $278, 613
2nd: Benjamin Reason – $172,252
3rd: Yueqi Zhu – $113,358
4th: Sergey Rybachenko – $81,720
5th: Daniel Bishop – $59,816
6th: Jason Duval – $44,422
7th: Jake Cody – $33,456
8th: Noah Vaillancourt – $25,539
9th: Russell Crane – $19,748
Another former WSOP bracelet winner won a second laurel in 2013 included Erick Lindgren who toppled poker pros in Event 32, a $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Previously Erick has been a 2008 WSOP Player of the year, winning a bracelet and cashing five times. This year he defeated Leo Markholt to win $606,317. Leo cashed in $374,960 while Jonathan Little who was chip leader entering the final day ended on third place winning $238,833.
Bryan Campanello who has been a known poker pro on the WSOP Circuit having six cashes finally won a WSOP bracelet taking down David Bach in Event 33, $2,500 Seven Card Razz. The experienced Bach was runners up but didn’t have a realistic chance as Campanello ruled the 301 player field from the beginning. The 32 players who finished ITM included Huck Seed, Archie Karas and Billy Baxter.
The final table results from the $2,500 Razz event:
1st: Bryan Campanello – $178,052
2nd: David Bach – $110,098
3rd: Jim Wheatley – $72,346
4th: Sebastian Pauli – $52,844
5th: Ivan Schertzer – $39,128
6th: Brent Keller – $29,369
7th: Rick Fuller – $22,351
8th: Ismael Bojang – $17,235