Nathan Gamble Captures 2017 WSOP Bracelet in Las Vegas

Nathan Gamble Captures 2017 WSOP Bracelet in Las VegasWSOP Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hi-Lo 8 or Better proved a popular affair, with a total of 830 players entering the tournament to create a prize pool of $1,120,500. Eventually topping the field at the end of play was a player aptly called Nathan Gamble, who subsequently collected a coveted gold bracelet, and $223,339 in prize money for his impressive performance at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Following a victory which pushes his career earnings to $362,667, and represents around two-thirds of all his live earnings, the 27-year-old Texan commented:
“Right now, I’m in shock. Pot-limit Omaha and pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, I used to play it growing up as like a 13 or 14-year-old kid. So, I have extreme confidence coming into this. I’ve played four Omaha tournaments this WSOP and cashed in three. So honestly, I felt better going into this than any other event.”
Event #46 payed 125 money spots, and amongst the recognizable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was David Baker in 55th ($3,305), David Bach in 34th ($5,189), Barry Greenstein in 14th ($9,513), Kevin Saul in 11th ($12,034), and Barny Boatman in 12th ($12,034).
After the final table of nine got underway, Gamble then proceeded to eliminate three players on his way to a showdown with Adam Hendrix for the title. At this stage, Gamble held a commanding 9-to-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and before long he best Hendrix to enter the WSOP record books. Commenting later on his dominant performance in the event, Gamble stated:
“I absolutely ran good. Coming into day, I had 250,000, which was good enough for 17th place out of 21. I just destroyed the first table, because I felt I was playing better than them. I hit a one-outer to get us to two tables. Ever since then, it’s been like everything I needed came true.”
Final Table Results:
1: Nathan Gamble $223,339
2: Adam Hendrix $137,992
3: Ray Henson $96,555
4: Michael Gross $68,544
5: Marco Johnson $49,379
6: Miguel Use $36,106
7: Fernando Macia $26,803
8: Millard Hale $20,205
9: Wendy Weissman $15,470

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