The event#48 or $5,000 buy in Turbo No Limit Hold’em of the WSOP 2016 belongs to a pro poker player from Detroit, named Ankush Mandavia. The player collected the first prize of amount $548,139 and been crowned as a gold bracelet. Total number of players to the tournament was 524, and generated a cash prize pool of amount $2,462,800. Top 79 players get paid. His was the 16th cash for the player at WSOP, out of which he has been through 2 final tables and won one gold bracelet.
All time money for the player, playing at various World Series of poker is now $796,646. A pro poker player from Torrance, CA, Daniel Strelitz was the runner up of the event and collected $338,774, as winning total. Strelitz all time money is now more than $1 million. Jason Mercier, another professional and a legend of United States finished at ninth place.
Mandavia was very happy after this first ever gold bracelet win and said in an interview that “I’ve had a lot of deep runs in the past, but until now had never closed the deal”. It feels really good, when you do this and win a gold bracelet, he said.
Mandavia is an Indian American and credited this prestigious win to his family. He said my family is been supportive to me all the time and just because of them I’ve been able to win this title.
Top nine players of the game were;-
Daniel Strelitz, a pro from Torrance, CA, collects $338,774 being second in the list, whereas Christian Niles of Germany finished at third place for total winning share of amount $232,934.
Brazilian Thiago Macedo finished for fourth and collected $162,924, Pedro Oliveira, from Portugal becomes fifth player for a payout $115,957.
Sean Getzwiller, from Las Vegas was sixth for $84,004, Sergey Lebedev was seventh for $61,964, while Phil Hellmuth, Jr, from Palo Alto, completed his jouenry to eighth position for a total winning share of amount $46,553.
Kyle Julius, from Naperville was the first guy, who eliminated to ninth place for a winning total of amount $35,636.