WSOP Recap Week 2: First Time Bracelet Winners Capture the Week’s Events

wsopWhile the first week of the 2014 World Series of Poker saw former gold bracelet winners taking down the tournaments, this past week has seen pros earn their first bracelets and even amateurs earning event wins. Events #8 to #18 have finished up and below are just a few of the highlights.

Starting with Event #8 the Millionaire Maker, it was Johnathan Dimmig who earned the first place win. The player quit his full-time job just less than two years ago to pursue poker and now he has earned the WSOP bracelet and just over $1.3 million with the win!

Fast forward to Event #11, the $1,500 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em tournament and we would see Justin Bonomo earn his first WSOP bracelet. Bonomo made it to heads up play in the event, outlasting 1,585 other players to face Mike Sowers in the final round. Sowers held a 4 to 1 chip lead so Bonomo would fight back over a two hour time frame to chip away at the lead and then take the final hand to secure the win. In the end it was Bonomo holding A-5 against Sowers J-2 with a board of J-3-2-7-4 which gave Bonomo the straight on the river and his first WSOP gold bracelet win!

Event #13 saw only 87 players pony up the $10,000 buy-in to compete in the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event. In this tournament it was Paul Volpe who earned his first bracelet and the win after taking down Daniel Negreanu in heads up play. Negreanu was hoping for his seventh WSOP bracelet but was denied since Volpe had a strong chip lead and was able to defeat the pro shortly after heads up play began.

Lastly, Phil Hellmuth cannot seem to catch a break. After making it to heads up play last week in Event #7, the pro made it deep in Event #15 only to be denied again. The action has been strong and tournaments continue today and new ones will be beginning as we continue to move through the 2014 WSOP schedule!

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