WSOP 2016: Paul Volpe Wins 2nd Career BraceletJune 13, 2016 10:17 am
Paul Volpe has bested a field of 491 players at the WSOP $1,500 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed) event to claim the tournament’s top prize of $149,943, as well as a second career WSOP bracelet. Following a victory which now pushes his life-time earnings to $4,899,077, the US pro commented:
“It feels amazing. I missed a bunch of opportunities to get my second bracelet, and now I’ve finally got it so I’m very happy.”
The $1,500 Eight Game Mix event saw a number of notable pros book a cash place finish, including Jason Mercier in 35th ($3,404), David Chiu in 30th ($4,042), Jason Somerville in 24th ($4,934), Barry Greenstein in 20th ($4,934), David Baker in 14th ($6,188), and Chris Klodnicki in 9th ($10,526).
Volpe then entered the third and final day in pole position, and eventually progressed all the way through to heads-up play where he defeated Jason Stockfish to claim the title. When asked how winning a second gold bracelet compared to the first time around when he defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up at the 2014 WSOP $10k NL 2-7 Draw Lowball event, Volpe replied:
“..the first one was shocking to me. This was a bit smaller, and I was a lot more relaxed. I don’t know that I was scared last time, but I was a lot more nervous. Everyone was screaming, there were the big Negreanu million-dollar bet so people were rooting against him, so there was that sort of pressure and a lot of people wanted me to win.”
Earlier this WSOP, Volpe finished 4th at the $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed event for a $33,393 payday, and following his latest triumph has now notched up a total of $1,484,475 in life-time WSOP earnings.
Final Table Results:
1st: Paul Volpe $149,943
2nd: Jason Stockfish $92,638
3rd: Ronald Ware $60,882
4th: Benjamin Ludlow $40,911
5th: Tony Lazar $28,123
6th: Gavin Smith $19,787