After 51 World Series of Poker cashes, it was the 52 which finally brought the long-desired gold to the American poker player Scott Bohlman.
The 41-year-old Bohlman, who has been a regular face at the iconic Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for more than a decade, managed to generate his first WSOP cash in 2005. Now, he outlasted a player field of 205 to emerge victorious from the WSOP $2,500 Mixed Big Bet and take home his first gold bracelet as well as a prize pool portion amounting to $122,138. The players managed to build a total prize pool of $461,250, with 31 of them finishing in the money. The smallest cash portion amounted to $3,777.
Bohlman’s WSOP 52 live cash added to his lifetime earnings, which were boosted to $1,238,827. This is also his largest cash prize won in a WSOP tournament so far, with his second-best being estimated to $108,000. The total cash earnings of Bohlman in WSOP events now swelled to $859,552.
Bohlman Beats Competition to Win First WSOP Bracelet
Both players and media had to take notice of Bohlman’s dominance, as the player managed to get a pretty large chip lead. But despite the fact that he was able to keep his stack big for most of the day, he actually turned things up with only two tables left after busting another favorite for the event’s title – the Italian poker player Dario Sammartino. Bohlman also managed to eliminate Warwick Mirzikinian and Shiva Dudani, both of whom held pretty massive chip stacks.
Apart from them, Scott Bohlman also had to face several other experienced players such as the World Poker Tour champion Daniel Weinman, as well as the two-time WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Hughes.
Considering the long history of 41-year-old American’s cashes without a win and his previous close calls, he was even more motivated to win. Bohlman managed to remain calm throughout the entire day, laughing and joking with his rivals. After a short break, the player managed to regain his big lead.
After Daniel Weinman got eliminated at third place, there were only two players left around the final table. Ryan Hughes faced Bohlman in a heads-up clash only to be eliminated on the runner-up position, while Bohlman emerged victorious from the event, which came under number 40 in the 2018 edition of the World Series of Poker. After winning the event, Bohlman said he was very happy for his victory and admitted it was more fun playing with a deeper stack.
With Scott Bohlman emerging victorious from the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet event and winning a total of $122,138 and the tournament’s gold bracelet, Ryan Hughes occupied the runner-up position, taking home $75,477. The third place was occupied by Daniel Weinman for a prize pool portion worth $49,541.
Aaron Rogers remained fourth, followed by Marcel Vonk. The sixth place in the ranking was taken by Jeremy Harkin.