David Baker wins 2nd bracelet, Rob Campbell wins 2nd in 2019
Event #66: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
With a pretty low buy-in and the most commonly played format of poker, it came as no surprise that we had 541 entries to this tournament, where it was David Baker who emerged victorious. The 4-day tournament saw 'ODB' Baker ending as chip leader on Day 2 and Day 3 as well, before taking down the title on Day 4.
His last gold bracelet came way back in WSOP 2012 where he won Event #37 but his wait for the second ended recently, while also strengthening his bankroll by $161,139. Baker also commented later saying he had 6 or 7 bracelet bets with his friends and that he was glad he ended up securing one.
“It was a huge burden. All my friends had more bracelets than me, so I’ve been really wanting to get No. 2 for a long time and finally did. I’m thrilled. I think it’s pretty obvious I wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to the WSOP and what it means to me,” he said after winning the NLH tournament.
Final Table Results:
- David 'ODB' Baker - $161,139
- Brian Kim - $99,564
- Dominzo Love - $68,353
- Ruiko Mamiya - $47,747
- Chris Ferguson - $33,948
- Chicong Nguyen - $24,574
- Kenneth Donoghue - $18,118
- Danny Woolard - $13,609
- Greg Mueller - $10,418
Event #67: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship
Since the year 2000, we have had at least one player who has won two gold bracelets in a year and this time too, it was Robert Campbell of Australia who managed to keep this streak alive, bagging his second bracelet of WSOP 2019 after winning the $10k Stud Championship.
Earlier this year, Campbell won Event #33 which was a lowball tournament and this will surely be one of the best summers of his life so far. In heads-up, he beat China's Yueqi Zhu who was unfortunate enough to bag his second runner-up finish in the series. Prior to this, he came 2nd in Event #63 as well.
“I had probably played less poker [coming into the summer] than I've ever played, and I felt really really excited to play. I was really excited to come to Vegas, much more excited than I had been in the past,” said Campbell who bagged $385,763 and took his career winnings past the $1 million mark.
Final Table Results:
- Robert Campbell - $385,763
- Yueqi Zhu - $238,420
- Mike Wattel - $164,647
- Mike Matusow - $116,255
- Ryan Hughes - $83,971
- Qinghai Pain - $62,079
- Andrey Zhigalov - $46,999
- Steven Wolansky - $36,460
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