2016 WSOP: Sweden's Michael Tureniec Wins $1,111 Little One For One Drop

This year’s WSOP $1,111 Little One For One Drop event attracted an impressive 4,360 players to create a prize pool worth $3,924,000. Five days of action later, and it would be Swedish pro Michael Tureniec who would eventually triumph over the field to capture his first gold bracelet, as well as a first-place prize of $525,520. Following an impressive victory which pushes his live career earnings to $3,765,066, Tureniec commented:
“It [a WSOP bracelet] is overwhelming to win. It’s the biggest thing you can accomplish in poker.”
The $1,111 buy-in event allowed unlimited re-entries, with $1,206,478 from the $3,924,000 raised then going towards the ONE DROP charity. Amongst the notable pros competing, and subsequently seeing a return on their money was Benny Spindler in 95th ($3,976), Jared Jaffee in 88th ($4,641), Terrence Chan in 65th ($6,496), Jeff Madsen in 63rd ($7,788), Chris Ferguson in 58th ($7,788), and Marvin Rettenmaier in 38th ($11,490).
At the final table, Michael Tureniec then managed to progress all the way through to heads-up play where he faced-off against Calvin “Cal42688” Anderson, an accomplished pro with $6,214,565 in online winnings. At this stage, Anderson held a roughly 2-to-1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, but Tureneic managed to reverse positions before the deciding hand was played 70 hands later.
Anderson (K-10) re-raised Tureniec (Q-J) all-in preflop, and after the dealer laid out a J-9-2-4-4 board, the US pro had to console himself with a runner-up finish worth $324,597, while Tureniec claimed the bracelet.
Michael Tureniec now becomes the 10th Swedish player ever to win a WSOP bracelet, and also moves up to number 4 on the country’s all-time money list with $3,765,063 in earnings. Chris Bjorin is the only Swedish player to have captured two titles (1997, 2000), and lies in 2nd place with $5,585,087 in winnings, with the 2014 Main Event winner Martin Jacobson way out in front with life-time winnings of $15,123,603.
Final Table Results:
1: Michael Tureniec – $525,520
2: Calvin Anderson – $324,597
3: Ryan D’Angelo – $239,232
4: Sam Ho – $177,695
5: Thai Tolly – $133,028
6: Lucas Blanco – $100,380
7: Sam Alshurieki – $76,351
8: Shai Zurr – $58,543
9: Guillaume Diaz – 45,254

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