Taylor Paur survives heads up battle to win WSOP Bracelet

Taylor Paur
Taylor Paur

Taylor Paur overcame a huge field of 2000 poker players but little did he know that the heads up battle with Roy Weiss would be so tough. Paur even displayed some emotions as Weiss’s unorthodox technique breeded little results for the chip leader. Weiss open shoved each game and Paur struggled even with his huge stack and chip lead as the two players played to win the 2013 WSOP Bracelet in Event #18 $1000, NL Hold’em here today.

The day began at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas with 14 players including poker pro Phil Ivey and Adam Sanders looking to win. But none managed the final table as well as Paur dominated the day’s play and watched these pros exit.

Paur was richer by $340,000 while Weiss won $211,794 for his second place. Tai Nguyen was third and won $147,220 while fourth placed Alexander Barlow got $106,627. 

In Event #19, $5000 Pot Limit Hold’em, German Davidi Kitai conquered a field including Dan Kelly and Bertrand Grospellier. The final table included 3 PokerStars Team Pro and Kitai had tough competition for his WSOP Bracelet. The total field was 191 players a prize pool close to a Million dollars was formed. The top prize of $224,560 was won by Kitai and Cary Katz who finished second in the heads up fight got $ 138,794. Vincent Bartello was third and got $103,628. Grospellier finished 7th and cashed in $34,341.