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Galen Hall Reaches Throne at WSOP Special $888 Crazy Eights NLHE 8-Handed

This year’s edition of the World Series of Poker is now approaching its final stages as there are only 17 poker tournaments left for participation until the final day of poker action. This Thursday saw the official heads-up duel of the 62nd poker event which goes by the name of $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed.

With the help of the generous prize it had on offer for the big winner of this tournament, it attracted thousands of players. The best among them was Galen Hall, who bagged $888,888 for his skills. It is no secret to anyone in the poker world that WSOP is probably the most prestigious poker festival and those who claim its coveted gold bracelets which come with the first places of the tournaments, are skillful players who have Lady Luck on their side.

The last events of this poker congregation come with some of the most impressive prize pools and top prizes for the most proficient among them. At the very beginning of the poker event, there were some 8,598 entries registering and each and every one of them was willing to go all the way to the top. The poker tournament’s official Day 3 was supposed to be the last one, but as it later turned out action had to resume this Thursday.

Once the final table was reduced to only three players remaining on their seats, they decided it would be best if poker action continues on the following day even though it was not previously planned. Those who were set to meet once again on Day 4 were Galen Hall who is the chip leader at the moment with a total of 30,100,000 in chips, as well as Niels Herregodts on the runner-up position with some 24,750,000.

Hall Defeats Remaining Players on the Felt

Following them closely was the third player Eduards Kudrjavcevs who had a total of 16,400,000 to his name. They were ready for the final battle which was expected to be a shorter one since there were only three of them remaining at the poker table. Hall was the leading player on the felt ever since Day 2 and he had already amassed a considerable amount of the chips available in the poker tournament.

There was a pause prior to the final battle of the event since the Main Event is currently in progress and players had to have the chance to participate in it as well. On the final day of action, only 55 hands were needed in order to reach the end of the heads-up duel. The first one to leave the battle was Herregodts who was eliminated by the eventual winner and had to settle for the third place on the official leader board which came with some $355,888.

Then it was time for the anticipated heads-up duel that included Hall and Kudrjavcevs. Lady Luck smiled on the former and he sent the latter to the runner-up position on the official leader board. Kudrjavcevs climbed to the runner-up position and this granted him some $476,888 for his deep run in the poker event. As for the winner, this was his first WSOP gold bracelet and Hall was more than happy to receive it so close to the official final of the poker festival.

With the help of this winning, he increased his total live earnings to $5,137,259. For him this was his second-best career prize from a live tournament, the largest one claimed in 2011. Back then he participated in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure festival where he became the champion at the Main Event and received some $2,300,000 for his excellent performance.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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