Jeffrey Papola Continues His Incredible Assault On WSOP 2010 With Bracelet Win In Event #32June 21, 2010 7:26 am
A 25-year old law student from New York by the name of Jeffrey Papola, seems to be having one heck of a successful run at the 2010 World Series of Poker, after winning the $5,000 NLHE/ Six Handed event to take home $667,433 in prize monies.
Jeffrey Papola wasn’t doing so bad before then either, having last week placed 2nd out of 1,245 players in Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed for a $391,068 pay-day. Now with a WSOP bracelet to add to his incredible success Papola is absolutely delighted with his performance at the 41st World Series of Poker, and commenting on his results said:
“It feels really good. It’s exactly the story I was writing in my head.”
Referring to his previous money finish, Papola explained; “I ended up getting second in that tournament. Within 10 hours, I was playing in this tournament. So, I have been playing for six straight days. I have not had more than 12 hours of rest at a time…To come back and get here with a win feels amazing.”
Although a slightly smaller field than his previous event, the $5,000 NLHE/ Six Handed provided a daunting challenge as 567 of the best short handed No-limit Hold’em players in the world gathered to stamp their authority on the competition. By the time the tournament had played down to just six players, Papola found himself having to overcome a final table which included Men “The Master” Nguyen, Full Tilt pro Erick Lindgren, Mark Radoja, Bruno Launais and Orlando Delacruz.
Eventually, Papola got heads-up with an incredibly in form Men Nguyen, who was chasing not only his 2nd WSOP bracelet of this year’s competition, but an amazing 8th career WSOP title. The final table lasted nine and a quarter hours in total, with four of those hours taken up by the dynamic duo’s heads-up battle. As Popola explains:
“I was the early chip leader and then I lost it when I was heads up against Men. Then I came back and even though I doubled Men up twice, I still managed to win. So, it feels amazing to come out with a win after that.”
At 25 years of age and $1,424,572 in life time tournament cashes, its no wonder Jeffrey Papola is already having second thought about his law career, saying he instead now prefers the flexibility of a poker career over the whole “9 to 5 thing.”