The penultimate days of 2018 WSOP are underway and with every passing day, the thrill is increasing manifold. On one hand, players are showing a magnificent performance at the WSOP Main Event and on the other hands, the associated WSOP events are being taken down by gems with their remarkable performance.
The latest Gold Bracelet winner is Ronald Keijzer who took down his first gold bracelet by outlasting a field of 901 entries.
It was impressive to see this seasoned player, skillfully competing the likes of Scott Bohlman, James Chen and French pro, Romain Lewis. Post his win, the over-whelmed champion said, “I’m very happy. I love PLO tournaments and I came to Vegas especially for that.”
“It was really fast. I joined the table with 1.8 million and in 20 minutes I had 4 million… I think my position on the table was just very good with my stack, the other stacks and a lot of ICM pressure.” he added.
Martin Kozlov (13th for $21,695), Grant Wall (15th for $21,695), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (16th for $21,695), Brock Parker (17th for $21,695), Matt Stout (19th for $16,991 There were three Indian poker pros who competed at the event. Among them, Navkiran Singh, PokerBaazi co-founder, ran the deepest. He left at the 32nd position for $11,043 (~₹7.60 Lakhs). Kash Malik finished 38th for $9,172 (~₹6.31 Lakhs) while Girish Sampath took away $4,961 (~₹3.40 Lakhs) in prize money for his 83rd place finish.
2012 November Niner, Rob Salaburu, was the first one to exit the felt. He was successively followed by Phil Galfond and Alex Bolotin. Pallas Aidinian was the sole women in the running and she exited in 21st place.
The significant eliminations went about in the following order- Martin Kozlov (13th for $21,695), Grant Wall (15th for $21,695), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (16th for $21,695), Brock Parker (17th for $21,695), Matt Stout (19th for $16,99).
Final Table Recap
Lenaghan’ was the first one to exit the final table. Following him, James Chen in fifth place, Mohammad Abedi in the fourth place and Scott Bohlman in the third place, successively, bid farewell to the table.
The heads-up was between Lewis and Keijzer and it didn’t take long for the champion to take down the title.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Ronald Keijzer – $475,033
2. Romain Lewis – $293,553
3. Scott Bohlman – $199,572
4. Mohammad Abedi – $137,954
5. James Chen – $96,987
6. Ryan Lenaghan – $69,369