Finn Ville Wahlbeck wins the WSOP Mixed Games World Championship
1. Ville Wahlbeck, Finland, $ 494,384
2. David Chiu, USA, $ 304,176
3. Scott Dorin, USA, $ 199,939
4. Mark Gregorich, USA, $ 139,158
5. Huck Seed, USA, $ 102,285
6. James van Alstyne, USA, $ 79,180
7. Mike Wattel, USA, $ 64,373
8. Todd Brunson, USA, $ 54,853
Finnish professional Ville Wahlbeck has won the hotly-contested $ 10,000 Mixed Event World Championship for nearly $ 500k and his first WSOP bracelet.
The Mixed Event made its debut at the WSOP last year and features eight variants; No-limit Hold’em, Pot-limit Omaha, Triple Draw Lowball, Limit Hold’em, Razz, Seven-card Stud, Seven-card Stud Eight-or-better and Omaha Hi-lo.
With mixed games a firm favourite of the nosebleed regulars in Bellagio’s Bobby’s Room such as Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra and Phil Ivey the event features possibly the toughest WSOP field outside of the $ 50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event.
Wahlbeck’s victory came hot on the heels of an impressive 3rd place finish in the $ 10,000 Seven-card Stud World Championship event just a few days earlier. The final table was heavy on star power with Todd Brunson and recent NBC Heads-up Champion Huck Seed all coming close. The list of those who cashed is also impressive and included Max Pescatori, $ 40k NLHE winner Vitaly Lunkin and the legendary Doyle Brunson.