WSOP 2016: Rep Porter's Bracelet Tally Rises To 3

Rep Porter has won Event #15: $1,500 Razz, after besting a field of 461 players over three days on his way to claiming the tournament’s $142,624 top prize, as well as a third career gold bracelet.
The 45-year-old poker pro picked up his first WSOP title in 2008 at the $1,500 Short-handed NLHE event for $372,843, and in 2011 did likewise at the $2,500 Seven Card Razz event for $210,615. Following his latest impressive performance at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the pro with $3,056,805 in life-time earnings commented:
“A lot of people think Razz is a stone luck game, but I think it takes lots of skill. It feels good to win the same tournament again. It kind of validates that you’re good at that game.”
The $1,500 Seven Card Razz featured a prize pool worth $622,350, and amongst the big name pros subsequently finishing in one of the 70 paid money spots was Maria Ho in 56th ($2,457), Dutch Boyd in 53rd ($2,457), Michael Watson in 44th ($2,674), Gavin Griffin in 31st ($3,401), Stephen Chidwick in 22nd ($3,973), Fabrice Soulier in 14th ($5,798), and David Benyamine in 9th ($9,225).
The final table also featured a number of notable pros, including Shaun Deeb (8th), and Daniel Negreanu (4th), with Porter eventually managing to make it all the way to heads-up play where he enjoyed a 3-to-1 chip advantage over Belgium player Michael Gathy. In the deciding hand, Porter then made a superior ten low to dispatch his remaining opponent to the rail, after which he commented:
“They just dealt me a lot of low cards today. Poker’s easy when they deal you a lot of low cards. I successfully bluffed one or two big pots that were important. The cards fall a little bit different, it’s someone else standing there.”
Final Table Results:
1: Rep Porter $142,624
2: Michael Gathy $88,146
3: Alexey Makarov $60,309
4: Daniel Negreanu $42,030
5: Brendan Taylor $29,846
6: Valentin Vornicu $21,604
7: Daniel Weinman $15,945
8: Shaun Deeb $12,006

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