The American kitty seems to be inflating too much at the 2014 WSOP with 3 more American poker players striking Gold in the last few days. Jordan Morgan, Will Givens and Jesse McEuen added their name to America’s tally of 38 WSOP Bracelets this summers. While Morgan overcame a long marathon style heads up encounter to take down the $1500 NLHE event, McEuen claimed his first WSOP Bracelet in the Antes Only event.
Event 44- $1,500 NLHE
The 1914 player field came down to a single man standing in Jordan Morgan who had a tough heads up battle with Evan McNiff forcing the event into an unscheduled fourth days play. Morgan was the final man standing on his 9th wedding anniversary to win the big top money of $478,902. After hours of play and several chip exchanges, it was a heads up deul to remember and one that was ironically decided by a coin flip where both players equally deserved to win.
Morgan who has 22 cashes at the WSOP bettered his previous best of seventh place finish at the WSOP. The top 198 finishers each earned a payday. Some of the notable players who cashed include Jeff Madsen (153rd), Ylon Schwartz (117th), Jake Balsiger (103rd), Men Nguyen (101st), Barry Greenstein (58th), Randal Flowers (22nd), and Vinny Pahuja (12th).
2nd: Evan McNiff – $295,727
3rd: Jason Johnson – $204,464
4th: Ray Foley – $147,463
5th: Bryan Dillon – $107,800
6th: Robert Chorlian – $79,842
7th: Joseph Iarussi – $59,920
8th: Ryan Spittles – $45,554
9th: Michael Anselm – $35,063
Event 45: $1,000 NLHE
It was a do-over performance for Will Givens who sat on the final table of the first $1K NLHE last week and finished fourth. But this week was much better for him and his second take on the $1K buy in event saw him winning his first WSOP Bracelet and a pay day of $306,634. The poker pro from Denver seemed to have learnt a lot from fourth place finish at Event 33 which was won by Dutch Boyd and didn’t repeat his mistakes. He now has cashed in 4 times this WSOP with $400,000 in winnings.
The latest $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event drew 1,841 players, producing a prize pool of $1,656,900. The top 198 finishers each earned a payday. Some of the notables who cashed include recent bracelet winner Alex Bilokur (183rd), Taylor Paur (145th), Tony Ma (74th), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (33rd), and Ari Engel (28th).
Here are the final table results for the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event 45:
1st: Will Givens – $306,634
2nd: Angela Prada-Moed – $189,632
3rd: Paul Sokoloff – $131,110
4th: David Hass – $94,559
5th: Patrick Curzio – $69,125
6th: Duy Ho – $51,198
7th: Dmitrii Shchepkin – $38,423
8th: Ivan Saul – $29,211
9th: Loren Klein – $22,484
Event #47: $1500 Ante Only NLHE
Another first timer Bracelet winner was crowned at Event #47 when Jesse McEuen took the $1500 Ante Only NLHE event defeating Jonas Lauck. He denied Germany its fifth bracelet in the 2014 WSOP overcoming a 3:2 disadvantage in heads up play with Lauck.
This Ante Only format which has six handed and five handed plops continued the trend at the final table also but managed to have considerable talent on the FT. Previous final tablists made the line up including Arthur Pro and Ryan D’Angelo. This year’s event drew 714 players and generated a prize pool of $963,900. The top 72 finishers each earned a payday. Some of the notables who cashed include Dutch Boyd (68th), Erik Seidel (59th), George Danzer (48th), Phil Hellmuth (30th), Dan Kelly (27th), Daniel Negreanu (25th), Jason Somerville (21st), and Antoine Saout (11th).
Here are the final table results for the $1,500 Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em event:
1st: Jesse McEuen – $212,093
2nd: Jonas Lauck – $130,955
3rd: Rhys Jones – $85,131
4th: Simeon Naydenov – $62,528
5th: Adam Levy – $46,575
6th: Ryan D’Angelo – $35,143
7th: Herbert Yarbrough – $26,825
8th: Jeremy Joseph – $20,704
9th: Arthur Pro – $16,145