Jared Hamby Wins WSOP $1,500 NL (Event #40)June 25, 2013 12:59 pm
Jared Hamby has won WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #40), after overcoming a field of 2,161 players over three days on his way to capturing a career first WSOP gold bracelet, as well as the $525,272 first place prize.
The US pro, who cashed in at his first live tournament back in 2006, now boasts $2,220,282 in winnings, and commenting on his latest victory at the Rio Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, said:
“I just tried to make the best decisions I could all tournament long. I passed up a lot of spots where I could have gambled, and I didn’t.”
The WSOP $1,500 NL event attracted a good sized field to create a prize pool worth $2,917,350. Amongst the notable names booking a cash at the tournament was Roberto Romanello in 191st ($2,888), Max Lykov in 170th ($3,150), David Sklansky in 157th ($3,150), Andrew Lichtenberger in 52nd ($8,372), Kara Scott in 17th ($18,700), and Allen Cunningham in 10th ($29,961).
After the final table of nine was set, Jared Hamby then proceeded to eliminate Richard Dubini in 7th ($66,544), and Matt Berkey in 6th ($89,008), before eventually beating Peter Hengsakul heads-up to claim the WSOP bracelet.
Following his impressive win, Hamby tweeted to his fans: “We did it! Feels like a dream come true, because it is. Send the WSOP bracelet + 525k my way. Thanks so much for all the sweats and congrats.”
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Jared Hamby — $525,272
2 Peter Hengsakul — $325,780
3 Allan Vrooman — $230,178
4 Nicolas Fierro — $165,501
5 Joao Dorneles Neto — $120,574
6 Matt Berkey — $89,008
7 Richard Dubini — $66,544
8 Fred Berger — $50,382
9 David Nicholson — $38,625