WSOP Results: Richard Ashby Wins Seven Card Stud Bracelet
The World Series of Poker is heading towards its midway point, and many players are already celebrating their early triumphs. One of those players is Richard Ashby who won his first bracelet in a Seven Card Stud tournament that concluded on Monday.
Ashby breaks a string of tournaments in which American players have come out on top. Ashby defeated Christine Pietsch heads-up to capture the bracelet. For his effort, Ashby took home the top prize of $140,467. Pietsch won $86,756 for her second place finish.
John Barch took home top honors in Event #20, a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. The event carried a $1,500 buy-in, and Barch had to out-duel Klinghammer Thibaut to win the $256,919 first place money. Trai Dang finished in third, and Nenad Medic came in fourth out of a field of 885 players.
Showing how the game has progressed from a male dominated sport to what it it is today, Event #22, a Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship had 1,054 entrants. Vanessa Hellebuyck came out of the tournament with the bracelet when she defeated Sidsel Boesen heads-up.
The other event that concluded was a Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed tournament. Dutch Boyd was the winner, netting $234,065. Brian Meinders came close, but finished as the runner up, winning $144,650. Only 384 players paid the $2,500 entry fee for Event #23.
Three tournaments are in progress, including one that began on Monday. A No-Limit Hold'em tournament is down to 507 players from the 3,289 that started the tournament. Event #27, a Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better tournament begins later today from the Rio in Las Vegas.
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