More WSOP Gold Bracelets Handed Out Over Thrilling Weekend

The exciting action during the World Series of Poker continued over the weekend, as there were a number of winners crowned. Last week there were wins for Ran Koller and Jim Collopy. It has been an enjoyable event throughout to this point, and two winners that received their gold bracelet over the weekend were Carlos Chang and Bradley Ruben. It was a first ever success at the WSOP for Chang, while Ruben’s victory saw him pick up a third golden bracelet for his performances at the poker table.

Chang Wins $2,500 Freezeout

Chang’s success came in the 41st event of the series, as he came out on top in the $2,500 Freezeout. It was a fascinating finish to the event, as the heads-up challenge between Chang and Brady Osterman lasted for over three hours, but finally went the way of Chang following an exhausting battle. It was a famous success for the player and his country, as it was a first bracelet during Chang’s career, while he was just the third player from Taiwan to win the illustrious prize. Two of the countries successes have come during this year.

Chang has been no stranger to making it to the closing stages of lucrative events, as he had reached the final table in the Little One for One drop and an event during the World Series of Europe in the past. However, this would be his first victory, as he walked away from the event with a huge purse of $364,589. Osterman was narrowly seen off in the end, but he still managed to win $225,333. Adrien Delman, Sergi Reixach and Arthur Conan also rounded off the players that finished in the top five. Sung Joo Hyun, Gerald Cunniff and Quang Nyo also competed on the final table. The first two players to exit the competition were Uri Reichenstein and Christopher Basile.

Ruben Wins Third Title

There was also a success at the WSOP for Bradley Ruben over the weekend, as he came out on top in the 42nd event of the series. The success marked a third gold bracelet for the American star, as he won the $1,500 Razz. It was a competitive final table, which saw the best eight players left standing from a 311-player field compete for the top prize. However, it was a second victory of the year for the American, as he picked up $99,188 in returns for his excellent performance in Las Vegas.

Charles Sinn was just behind Ruben in the standings, as he finished in second place. Meanwhile, Matt Grapenthien, Yuri Dzivielevski and David Baker rounded off the players that finished in the top five positions. Hassan Kamoei was the first player eliminated on the final table, as he collected just under $9,000. He was soon followed out of the competition by Alex Livingston and then Brett Feldman, who finished seventh and eighth overall in the Razz.