The World Series of Poker has already given green light to its 49th annual congregation which strives to bring poker players together in the name of fair play and generous payouts. The first two events of its rich schedule are already in progress and Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty which is sure to bring them the festival kickstart they are looking for already has its winner claiming the first bracelet of the festival.
The skillful player who made it all the way to the top of the rank list of this poker tournament was Elio Fox who defended his long history of poker winnings throughout the years. Fox became the first bracelet winner of this 49th edition and hopefully, he will bring good luck to the entire festival with its events lined up ahead. The big prize for his deep run in the tournament amounted to some $393,693 which complemented the WSOP Bracelet reserved for the winner. He managed to finish first in the poker tournament and outplay as many as 243 players who had set their eyes on the very same prize.
This second tournament in the schedule of the WSOP is one of the first ones to attract the attention of a larger number of players, hence its relative popularity among the first players to arrive at the Rio in Las Vegas. This explains the fast pace of action on the felt as well, as everyone was excited to participate in the starting events of the WSOP. Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty is a single-day event which has a lot to offer to its participants registering for play as it features an impressive guaranteed prize pool for the top positions on the leader board.
Exciting Action Leads to the First Winner of this Year’s Edition
This edition of the WSOP introduced this particular type of event for the first time and expectedly players were more than ready to reserve their spot in it. With its 20-minute levels, it guaranteed a time-efficient manner of action on the poker tables, whereas the bonus of $3,000 for each player eliminated was the motivation needed for the action to continue and progress to the official final table.
The overall prize pool generated with the help of each player providing $10,000 as a buy-in reached some $2,284,200 which guaranteed the well-deserved cash payouts for the top 37 players who made it to the money bubble. The first one among them to leave with a cash prize was Jeffrey Hill from Portage, Michigan and for his deep run in the tournament, he claimed the smallest amount of cash estimating to $10,192.
The winner Fox is also known for becoming the Main Event champion at the 2011 edition of the World Series of Poker Europe which boosted his poker career in the right direction and made his name recognizable. The Final Table itself was also not an easy one for the surviving players, as it featured strong players to the likings of Paul Volpe who is a two-time bracelet winner and Joe Cada who has one Main Event title as well.
The former made it to the third position on the official leader board and claimed some $169,195, whereas the latter had to leave with $27,582 coming with the ninth position. The runner-up at the end of the final table was Adam Adler who deserved the consolation prize of $253,343.