When it comes to WSOP bracelets, 5 is certainly better than 4. And, John Henningan is relishing the feeling every bit. John ‘Johnny World’ Hennigan becomes the only 25th player, in the history of WSOP, to bag five gold bracelets. At the $10K H.O.R.S.E Championship, David ‘Bakes’ Baker had to see his 3rd bracelet dream get crushed when John Hennigan bagged his 5th gold bracelet. Hennigan is now in Team 5-Bracelet that includes Stu Ungar and John Juanda.

Speaking on his victory, Hennigan said,“We’ll see what happens. I’m not too preoccupied with it, but five does feel better than four.”

A Good Run- Not Just Once

Hennigan, of course, is the undisputed 25th player to win 5 bracelets in the WSOP. But, we must not forget that the club is graced by players like Phil Helmuth– who is a proud owner of 14 bracelets.

This season, the WSOP is seeing John Hennigan put up a commendable fight. Be it the $10K 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship or the $10K H.O.R.S.E. At the Lowball Draw too, Hennigan ran deep, where though he couldn’t acquire a bracelet but, managed a remarkable 7th position – right after Doyle Brunson finished 6th.

Of course, at the $10K H.O.R.S.E., tables turned and history was made. On Day 4, Hennigan was already leading the chip count by 4:1 against Baker. As the day passed, Hennigan held this opportunity close, not letting any moment fall apart. It wouldn’t be incorrect to say that the competition was stiff and both players kept a grip. But, eventually, David Baker had to let go as Hennigan lifted the title.

Appreciating Baker’s composure at the final table, Hennigan said, “The only guy I thought that held it together was David Baker. He played a great tournament in my opinion”.

After 5, is it going to be 6? Will he be able to join the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson and Layne Flack– who can brag of 6 WSOP bracelets? John Hennigan is in great form and cracking a few deals do seem to be on the cards. But, the questions will have to wait.

Final table results

1 John Hennigan $414,692
2 David Baker $256,297
3 Lee Salem $179,216
4 Iraj Parvizi $127,724
5 Randy Ohel $92,808
6 Albert Daher $68,783
7 Daniel Zack $52,016
8 Michael Noori $40,155

 Top 5 bracelet winners all-time

1 Phil Hellmuth 14
2 Phil Ivey 10
3 Johnny Chan 10
4 Doyle Brunson 10
5 Johnny Moss 9

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