The $1,000 buy-in No Limit Holdem events at the World Series of Poker are designed to bring a lot of runners to the field, hence the term 'donkament' is applied to them for that very reason. This
donkament $1,000 No Limit Holdem event was no different with regards to a lot of runners. The total net prize pool came to $3,760,200 and 4,178 players registered to bring a 1st place prize of $611,185 with 423 players being paid. And Sean Getzwiller was there in the end, collecting the 1st place prize and the gold bracelet.
The massive field left a trail of well known players that all tried to conquer but failed: Valdemar Kwaysser (420th), Jason Koon (412th), Dan Heimiller (392nd), Kyle Bowker (389th), Sam Barnhart (385th), Bryn Kenney (280th), Marc Karam (270th), Allie Prescott (221st), Gavin Griffin (215th), Kathy Liebert (204th), Alexander Kravchenko (177th), Ylon Schwartz (174th), Layne Flack (95th), Jonathan Duhamel (54th), Young Phan (52nd), Eric Mizrachi (50th), Ana Marquez (32nd), Albert Kim (31st), David Peters (29th) and Jordan “Jymaster11” Young (19th).
The card controversy was uncovered (a manufacturing fault on some of the cards, specifically all the were visible) and the final six were moved to an outer table where the lack of bright lights helped cover the visibility of the muck.
At three-handed play, the players had to return the following day to continue the bracelet quest.
On Day 4, short stacked Jon Turner took his leave with when he called Sadan Turker's all-in shove. Turker showed down -4d]. The flop was harmless when it came but the turned was a shot to the heart. The river sealed the deal and Jon "Pearljammer" Turner was already packing up his things for the walk to the Cashier's Cage to collect $274,005 for his 3rd place finish.
Down to heads-up play, the see-saw battle seemed to go on forever. It went so long that Late in the match, one of the floor men who was watching the long finale barked, “Don’t worry, everyone, this tournament will be over before the Main Event starts.” The Main Event is scheduled to begin July 7.
With all the chips in and Sean Getzwiller holding the chip and hand advantage when he tabled against Sadan Turker's , both rails were rallying hard as they cheered for cards to help their favored player.
The flop brought the . With the on the turn and the on the river, Turker stood up and left his seat. Getzwiller rushed over to congratulate Turker. Sadan Turker finished in 2nd place and collected $377,411 for his ever so close touch with victory.
Sean Getzwiller took home $611,185 and the gold bracelet and the knowledge he could outrun a huge field of players to be the last player standing. Congratulations Sean!
The Final 10:
|1 ||Sean Getzwiller ||$611,185 |
|2 ||Sadan Turker ||$377,411 |
|3 ||Jon Turner ||$274,005 |
|4 ||Max Weinberg ||$201,433 |
|5 ||Stefan Raffay ||$149,392 |
|6 ||Lawrence Riley ||$111,753 |
|7 ||Hunter Frey || $84,341 |
|8 ||Daniel Haglund ||$64,186 |
|9 ||Odette Tremblay ||$49,258 |
|10 ||Jonathan Driscoll ||$38,128 |
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