Jens Lakemeier won his first gold bracelet this Sunday at the World Series of Poker $2,500 Big Bet Mixed tournament. The 23-year-old German poker player defeated nearly 180 players on the field and went home with $112,232 as an addition to his bracelet.
The German young poker pro accomplished his biggest score in his WSOP career, as well as his second final table in the tournament. The first one happened during the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe €2,200 Mixed 8-Game event. He finished 6th and won €11,025 for the good work he did. Although he is only 23, Lakemeier already had the opportunity to demonstrate his impressive skills at different games throughout his career. The cashes he has are in no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha hi-lo, 8-game, Dealers Choice, HORSE, and the most recent big bet mix.
The Big Bet Mix has just been introduced to the World Series of Poker tournament and it consists of games in either no-limit or pot-limit formats. The new set of the event commenced with No-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha hi-lo, Big O, no-limit 2-7 single draw, pot-limit 2-7 triple draw, and no-limit five card draw. The game at the final table started at 2 p.m. on Sunday with six players in total and Lakemeier holding the chip lead.
The first to drop out of the competition was Kenneth Fitzgerald, who finished his journey to the top 20 minutes in the final table. Ashton Griffin defeated him after he won a race with his pocket eights against the ace-queen of Fitzgerald. During the whole final table, Lakemeier persisted with the steady drop in the chip counts, while Ashton Griffin and Jerry Wong were climbing to the top.
After a short break, Jens Lakemeier returned to the game with full throttle and regained his lead in the chip game bu doubling through Wong. Lakemeier played heads-up against Jason Stockfish with a 7-to-1 chip lead and the first place was already reserved for the German poker pro. Stockfish earned $69,359 for his runner-up position.
Before the tournament, Lakemeier’s lifetime earnings amounted to $106,223, which he amassed since his first event back in 2015. His first year among poker pros was more than active, since the Vienna resident managed to take part in numerous events of the World Series of Poker His name became recognizable after he took part in the 2015 Event #52 $1,500 Dealers Choice where he finished 11th and earned $6,756 for the efforts he put on the table. The event on Sunday was his biggest cash so far, but before it, his top earning was the one from 2015 Event #68 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT- World Championship, at which he won $29,329.