The World Series of Poker continues to rage on, as the biggest names from around the world look to win an illustrious golden bracelet. However, there was a shock winner of a gold bracelet this past week, as Michael Prendergast managed to come out on top in the Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack.
The American from Chicago, won a huge six figure payout, which was also the biggest that he has won during his poker career. A talented field were in competition in the event, with Jeffrey Barnes eventually finishing the WSOP event in second place overall.
Prendergast Wins First Gold Bracelet
The event this week though was all about the Chicago native, who claimed his most significant ever win at the poker table. It wasn’t just the first time that Prendergast had won the golden bracelet at the WSOP, but it was also the biggest win that he has ever achieved. However, his chances of achieving that looked very unlikely at one point, as he was down by a considerable margin. It was his experience and talent that was able to play a key role in him getting back ahead in the game, as he did have one of the shortest stacks in the competition as the final nine got play underway on the final table.
The moment that changed the game in his favor came early in play on the final table, as he tripled up and never looked back from that moment. Prendergast was able to claim a huge purse following the victory, as he picked up winnings of $127,428 for a stunning display. Those that would have been watching the action would have been captivated, as it had everything that fans love about the game. The pendulum swung in all sorts of directions, but Prendergast was the one that stayed calmest and was fully deserving of his first gold bracelet at the conclusion of the event.
Barnes Finishes Second
It was a fascinating heads up battle between the top two players in the event too, but Jeffrey Barnes just couldn’t find a way to get back into the game. Barnes still claimed decent returns for his performance, as the American won $78,755 for his excellent showing. Jugwoong Park just missed out on a place in the final top two spots, as he cashed out in third. The player from Hong Kong won returns of $57,386 for his performance in the Omaha Deepstack Final.
There were a number of recognizable players involved in the event, with the best performing of those being Joao Simao from Brazil, who cashed out at fourth for $42,272. Daniel Wasserberg was next in the rankings for $31,485. Donni Phan and Eric Polirer finished the competition in sixth and seventh, while John Bunch was down in eighth place for $13,915. The final table was rounded off by Joseph Sanders, as the American was the first to fall on the final table for $10,845.