WSOP 2013: Chris Dombrowski Wins $1k NL (Event #30)June 20, 2013 1:46 pm
Chris Dombrowski has won the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #30), after besting a field of 2,108 players over three days on his way to capturing a gold bracelet, and collecting the $346,332 first place prize. The 26 year-old poker pro from Florida cashed in at his first live tournament back in 2006, and now boasts $765,709 in live winnings.
WSOP Event #30 attracted a good sized field consisting of amateurs and pros alike to create a prize pool worth $1,897,200. Amongst the notable names cashing in at the tournament was Erika Moutinho in 155th ($2,124), Andrew Lichtenberger in 133rd ($2,362), Kevin MacPhee in 42nd ($6,905), Randy Lew in 39th ($6,905), and Antoine Saout in 34th ($8,347).
Talking about his experience at the WSOP Event #30 final table, Dombrowski then explained: “I came in middle of the pack. I really was not familiar with the players that much, but I had played with about half of them during the tournament. I had a big disadvantage because both of the chip leaders were on my left and both were really good players, but I ran pretty well.”
Nevertheless, Chris Dombrowski eventually made it all the way through to heads-up play against Mathew Moore, with the UK pro subsequently getting his remaining chips all-in holding K-6 to Dombrowski’s A-7. An ace on the flop then sealed the deal for Dombrowski, who captured his first gold bracelet, and walked away richer to the tune of $346,332. Commenting on his victory at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, a modest Dombrowski said he “caught some cards,” and “won a lot of coin flips.”
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Chris Dombrowski – $346,332
2. Mathew Moore – $215,578
3. Jesse McEuen – $149,850
4. Dimitar Yosifov – $107,922
5. Carter Myers – $78,876
6. Chris Bolek – $58,348
7. Matt Seer – $43,730
8. Mike Pickett – $33,191
9. John Thompson – $25,488