WSOPE: Noah Schwartz Wins First Bracelet

After a string of near misses the poker pro finally captures his first bracelet                                                                                     

The American pro had already finished fourth in Event #3 at this year’s WSOPE, while a runner-up result in Vegas this summer preceded a Day 6 run in the WSOP Main Event. But it was the €3,250 Mixed Max Pot-Limit Omaha event that finally ended up being the one for Schwartz. It was the first event of its kind and attracted 127 runners, giving a €104,580 first prize for Schwartz and serial French deep-runner Ludovic Lacay to battle for. The victor tweeted this:

@noahjschwartz20 “Just want to thank every single person for the outpour of congratulatory tweets & messages after I won my 1st @wsop bracelet yest. #wow”

In Event #1, the Ladies Event, a total of 65 players posted the €1,100 buy-in. Granted, it wasn’t a huge prize pool, but after two days of play at the Casino Barrière d’Enghien-les-Bains it was Jackie Glazier who captured the gold bracelet. The Australian – who was the last female standing in this years WSOP Main Event – won €21,850 for her troubles.

Henrik Johansson won his seat to the €1,100 NLHE re-entry tournament Event #2 in a raffle on 888Poker and it seemed like his name had already been etched on the bracelet. Three handed Johansson got his chips in with Kings against Yaniv Botbol’s set of fours. If he thought that was the end of his good run, the two-out King river had other ideas! 659 entries created a first prize of €129,700 for the Swede to enjoy.

Roger Hairabedian became the first Frenchman to hold two WSOP bracelets and the first player to win two WSOPE events. He defeated Erik Seidel heads-up in Event #5, the €2,200 NLHE. He earned €148,820 for the victory and now has over $4.4 million in career lifetime tournament earnings. Not a bad effort really!

In Event #3, the €5,300 Mixed Max NLHE, Darko Stojanovic bested Dan O’Brian heads-up for €188,160, while Event #4 was taken by Las Vegas pro Jeremy Ausmus.

184 players stumped up €1,650 and it was left to 2012 Octo-Niner Ausmus and experienced Finnish pro Juha Helppi to duke it out heads-up. Ausmus took home just shy of €71,000 and had to get by Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier on the final table, who just missed out in fourth place. Mercier had this to say on his twitter account:

@JasonMercier “Knocked out in 4th place for 23036€. Lost a big one for half the chips in play. Going 2 register the 3k mix max PLO in a few #OnToTheNextOne.”

All that’s left to play for in Paris are the two big ones. The €10,450 main event is deep into Day 3 and the €25,600 high roller is about to kick-off, we’ll bring you news on who acquires the two most coveted bracelets in Paris this week.

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