Nathan Gamble emerged victorious from the 2017 WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better event and he won his first gold bracelet from the tournament. In addition to defeating all competitors for the first place, he brought home his biggest prize so far, which amounts to $223,339.
The 27-year-old player is from North Richland Hills, Texas and his name can not be more suitable for the field he is competing in and which he is often taking by storm. This is his first bracelet at the WSOP and when asked for his thoughts after the final duel of the tournament he said he had been preparing for this game since he was a 13-year-old kid. He was more than confident in his qualities to win the title, but this was still his first ever final table at a big tournament, such as the WSOP.
He closed the door to more than 830 other players reaching for the shiny trophy and he had the feeling this is he owns the field he is playing on. On Day 1 he went so far as to enter a bet with five other poker players, among which bracelet winners such as Leif Force and Calen McNeil, and see which one of them will last the longest on the field. He was more than ready to enter the Hi-Lo event and show the audience how well-prepared he is.
Nathan Gamble’s final table featured well-known names in the poker world, among which Ray Henson, who is currently at the top of his game, and Marco Johnson, who has two bracelets in his gamble career. Regardless of their presence and that of some other poker pros, Gamble was able to maintain his dominance during the whole Day 3 and make a statement by starting very low in the list and still managing to methodically beat most of his rivals for the bracelet. At the final table and the heads-up duel, Gamble took more than 9-to1 chip lead against Adam Hendrix.
Gamble’s first cash in the WSOP world happened back in 2011 again at the WSOP $1,500 Pot-limit Omaha, where he finished 12th and won a prize of $16,511. After that, he played for a while and managed to amass an impressive amount of money, before he decided to take a break from the poker world. During this break, he enrolled in the Military and was active duty from 2013 to 2016, when he returned with a bang to the tables and finished third at the $1,080 Congress High Low $100K GTD event part of the 2016 Choctaw Poker Series. He added another $14,727 to his life earnings which currently amount to $352,498.