A California based pro poker player named Marco Johnson has won the event#18 of the prestigious WSOP 2016. He collected an amount of $259,730 as first prize for $3K buy in H.O.R.S.E event. This was Johnson’s second gold bracelet playing at World Series of poker. he defeated Jared Talarico in the heads up round.
The event attracted 400 entrants and generated $1,092,000 as total prize pool. Total WSOP cashes for the player is 33 and total final table appearances for the player is 8, out of which he has won two gold bracelets and life time earning is $1,773,314.
In an interview Johnson said that I love to play H.O.R.S.E games and I started playing these seven years ago because I grew up next to chip Reese’s sister, It feels great when you do this against top opponents, he added.
This was the second gold bracelet win for the California’s poker player. The first gold bracelet win for the player was back in 2013, when he won $2,500 buy in six handed No Limit Title.
Top eight finishers of the $3K H.O.R.S.E:-
Jared Talarico, a pro poker player from Houston was the runner up of the event and took home $160,522 in prize money. He was looking to win the title as well, but could not go through to the title owner.
The third position of the event belongs to a pro poker player from Gerald Ringe of United Kingdom, who collected $108,522. He has also won a gold bracelet at WSOP last year for the event named as $1,500 buy in seven- card-stud High low split.
Todd Ickow finished his journey to the fourth place and collected $75,397 as prize money. Glenn Englebert of New Jersey added an amount $53,259 to his main account being the fifth finisher of the game.
Meanwhile sixth, seventh and eighth places were for John Crisp ($38,409), Toma Kalaj of new York($28,291), whereas Chino Rheem of Los Angeles got busted to eighth position and earned $21,294 from the tournament. Rheem’s total earning surpassed to $2.5 Million.