Calen McNeil consolidated on his big stack to make it a sixth WSOP Bracelet for Canada as he captured the top spot in Event #20, $1500 Omaha Hi-Low. This event had entered an unscheduled Day 4 and play started as heads up action between McNeil and Can Kim Hua lasted for 3 hours. This is the 6th Bracelet for Canada and marks their dominance in the 2013 WSOP.
The Canadian who is a black belt in Karate fought it out well as Hua also looked resilient and didn’t feel like giving up on the crown. This is McNeil’s first ever final table and his eight WSOP cash. His heads up opponent held more experience than him as he has had 4 WSOP final table appearances before. But McNeil’s fighting spirit won him the crown.
Meanwhile in Event #21, $3000, NL Hold’em Six handed saw a new champion in German Martin Finger. The 22 year old poker pro got the crowning glory of his career in the WSOP Bracelet which was the only title missing from his illustrious career. With $1.5 million in earnings, Finger is known across the world as a very fine poker player.
The final days play of this event started with 13 players vying for the WSOP bracelet. Dan Kelly was one of them in the hunt and was touted as the most likely to win after he had had 6 cashes in this years WSOP. Finger triumphed and was richer by more than half a million dollars while Matt Stout was the runners up and got $313,000. third placed Matt Berkey won $200,000.