John Hennigan Wins WSOP $50k Poker Players Championship For $1.5m

John Hennigan Wins WSOP $50k Poker Players Championship For $1.5mJohn Hennigan has won the 2014 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship, having topped an elite field of 102 players over five days on his way to capturing the prestigious title, and collecting a huge $1,517,767 first-place prize.
Despite being first and foremost a high-stakes cash game player, John Hennigan also enjoys showcasing his considerable skills on the tournament circuit and his latest result represents three consecutive cashes in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Following his remarkable victory Hennigan, who now boast three WSOP bracelets in addition to $6,268,701 in live winnings, said:
“It’s a very fulfilling moment. When I finished third last year my buddy said it would have been nice for me to win it because I’ve been playing mixed games for so long. I didn’t really understand the magnitude until I came back this year and won it.”
Event #46 attracted a veritable who’s who of poker pros to create a prize pool worth $4,896,000. Amongst those players then seeing a return on their $50k investments was Robert Mizrachi in 14th ($99,388), Jonathan Duhamel in 13th ($99,388), Todd Brunson in 11th ($115,447), and Scott Seiver in 9th ($115,447).
At the final table of eight, John Hennigan then outlasted such players as Allen Kessler (8th), Frank Kassela (6th), Abe Mosseri (4th) and Jesse Martin (3rd) to eventually go heads-up against WSOP 2014’s man on fire Brandon Shack-Harris for the title. The 33-year-old pro from Chicago has already won a bracelet at this year’s $1k Pot Limit Omaha (Event #3) for $205,634, in addition to finishing runner-up at the $10k Seven Card Razz (Event #18) for $182,155, and 3rd at the $1,500 Limit Hold’em (Event #43) for $78,335.
In the end, however, Brandon Shack-Harris had to settle for another runner-up finish worth a considerable $937,975, while 2007 WPT Borgata champ John Hennigan picked up his second biggest score to date of $1,517,767.
Final Table Results:
1 John Hennigan – $1,517,767
2 Brandon Shack-Harris – $937,975
3 Jesse Martin – $594,570
4 Abe Mosseri – $402,696
5 Chun Lei Zhou – $286,122
6 Frank Kassela – $212,829
7 Melissa Burr – $165,435
8 Allen Kessler- $134,101

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