Paul Volpe, a Philadelphia based poker player is the new winner of $1,500 buy-in Eight-Game Mix at WSOP 16. This was the event#15 of the tournament, to which Volpe topped the field size and collected $149,943. The event received 491 entries and generated $662,850, as total prize money, Out of 491 entrant’s top 390 players got paid. This is his second gold bracelet win at World Series of poker.
The first gold bracelet win for the player was before two years for $10,000 No Limit Deuce-to-seven lowball competition. Since then, he has been through six final tables and concluded as a runner up in an event named ($10K Pot Limit Omaha). Total lifetime earnings for the player are now increased to $1,484,475.
Volpe was very satisfied by this prestigious win at one of the best poker festivals in the world. The player was very happy and said that I am here to make money and to support my family. The tournament took place at Rio, Las Vegas and was played over three days and nights.
Top eight finishers of the event were as follows:-
Jason Stockfish was the runner up of the event and collected $92,638 as winning prize. He was looking good till the end but was not good enough than Volpe.
Third position of the event was for Ron Ware, a pro poker player from Discovery Bay, CA. The player owns a WSOP gold bracelet but this time he missed that by margins. He finished for third with total winning share of amount $60,882.
Benjamin Ludlow of New York City was at fourth position for $40, 911, Fourth, Anthony Lazar was at fifth for total $28,123 and Gavin Smith of Anchorage collected $19,787 being sixth position holder.
Belgium’s Bart Lybaert was the one who finishes at seventh and took home $14,257 from the tournament. The first elimination from the final table was of a player named Tommy Coker, of Oklahoma City and he made $14,257 from the event#15.