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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2012

Brent Hanks Takes Down Event #2 $1,500 No Limit Holdem 2012 WSOP

Brent Hanks WSOP 2012 Event 2
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A nice round number of 2,101 players lined up to play Event #2 at the 2012 World Series of Poker creating a prize pool of $2,836,350. To say there were pros in the hunt for a gold bracelet would be an understatement, they were lurking on every table. The likes of John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth who made his 86th WSOP cash - a record, Paul Wasicka, Dan Smith, Daniel Idema, Brandon Cantu, Eli Elezra, Layne Flack, Jean-Robert Bellande, and many more were in the hunt.

The tournament played down over three consecutive days and nights, beginning on Memorial Day and leaving only 239 survivors when play stopped for the night. The top 216 players were paid. Day two reduced the field to 15 players and when the final table was reached on Wednesday, the players were reseated at the Pavilion Main Stage. Three former gold bracelet winners were in the mix, Andrew Badecker who finished 3rd, Vanessa Selbst finishing 4th, and J.P. Kelly in 8th.

Heads-up action with Jacob Bazeley and Brent Hanks ended right after a hand that left Bazeley with very few chips and his next move was all-in. Hanks turned over the {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Bazeley flipped up the {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The board filled out with the {j-Spades}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Hanks took down his first WSOP bracelet. What a turn around after being down to two big blinds during Day 2.

Jacob Bazeley took home $322,294 for his finish.

Brent Hanks had been at WSOP final tables before but this time he was the last player standing and claimed $517,725 and a gold bracelet. Congratulations Brent!

The Final Nine Payouts:

PlaceWinnerPrize (USD)
1Brent Hanks517,725
2Jacob Bazeley322,294
3Andrew Badecker224,029
4Vanessa Selbst161,345
5Ryan Schmidt117,921
6Abdyl Konjuhi87,231
7Michael Kaufman65,377
8JP Kelly49,621
9Richard Park38,106

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