John Hennigan is one extremely happy poker player as after coming so close to victory in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship last year, finishing third, this year he went all the way to take the bracelet and the $1.5 Million in first place prize money. Event 46 The Poker Players Championship, is one of the most coveted events at the World Series of Poker and with a $50,000 buy in, it’s one of the costliest to enter too, however that didn’t stop 102 of the very best players in the world giving it a shot.
This is an event that, over the past few years Hennigan has done well in and this is his third straight cash, and he also gets his name added to the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy too. The final table of 7 players was ready on day 5 and for the first time ever that final table included a woman, as Melissa Burr not only won her seat at the top table, but by doing so she also won a $500 15/1 bet with Michael Mizrachi, however she didn’t hang around long and was out in 7th place. Frank Kassela went out in 6th pace and not long after was followed by Zhou in 5th and Abe Mosseri in 4th. After Jesse Martin was eliminated in 3rd place we were down to heads up play between Hennigan and Brandon Shack Morris and although Morris was hoping for his 2nd bracelet of the summer it was Hennigan that came out on top picking up a cool $1,517,975.
In other events Tyle Patterson claimed the silverware in Event 48 the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Low tourney and in Event 49 the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Event it was David Miscikowski who took 1st place $719,707 and the bracelet. This week sees the start of The Little One for One Drop event, the $1,111 buy in tournament and bracelet event and there will be online players enjoying that one who qualified directly by playing at Bovada Poker in one of their many WSOP 2014 promotions.