The Limit Hold'em World Championship was played over a three-day period and brought 166 players to the tables. The players built a prize pool of $780,200 and 18 of them would be paid. So far that turnout is one of the smallest fields of the year. Is Limit Holdem on its way out? It may be but it's probably going to be a lifetime favorite for Benjamin Scholl who collect $206,760 in first place prize money and his very own WSOP gold bracelet.
The final table took about eight hours to play out and the battle came down to Andrew Prock and Benjamin Scholl when prominent poker player Jeff Shulman was eliminated in third place.
The final hand of the match started with Scholl raising from the button and Prock putting in a raise. Scholl called to see a flop of . Prock bet the flop and Scholl called. The came on the turn and Prock put his last 15,000 in chips in the pot. Scholl called and showed the . Prock turned over . The river was a disappointment to Prock who needed a 3 to win and instead the slid off to send him home in second place with $127,773.
Benjamin Scholl now has three WSOP cashes and two WSOP final table appearances - the other in 2009 where he finished in fourth place for $150,000. This final table finish gave him a WSOP gold bracelet and $206,760 in first place prize money. Congratulations Benjamin!
Event 20 Final Table Results
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The WSOP report has a Q&A with Scholl, read it here.