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David Arsht Wins $1,500 Limit Hold'em At 2012 World Series of Poker

Semi-Retired Physician Wins $211,921 For Topping Field Of 730


David ArshtDavid Arsht, a 66-year-old physician from Philadelphia, has claimed event no. 13, the $1,500 limit hold’em tournament. For his victory, Arsht earned $211,921, his first gold bracelet and 912 Card Player Player of the Year points.

The semi-retired amateur player bested a field of 730 entrants and a final table that included notables such as Alex Queen, Ben Landowski, Al Barbieri and the eventual runner up, Steven Hung.

A total of 81 players made the money in this event, claiming at least a portion of the $985,500 overall prize pool. Notables who finished in the money included Roland Israel (10th), Ian Johns (16th), Jennifer Harman (18th), Isaac Haxton (20th), Eric Blair (22nd), Humberto Brenes (35th), Eric Buchman (42nd), Brett Jungblutt (51st), John Racener (67th), Men Nguyen (74th), Justin Bonomo (75th) and Alan Goehring (78th).

Nguyen, who made his third cash of the 2012 WSOP, now has 75 career in-the-money finishes, second all-time to Phil Hellmuth’s 87.

Here is a look at the final table payouts.

Rank Player Name Prize POY Points
1 David Arsht $211,921 912
2 Stephen Hung $130,903 760
3 Al Barbieri $84,388 608
4 Donald Auger $61,820 456
5 Glenn Engelbert $45,953 380
6 Ben Landowski $34,620 304
7 Jeff Weiss $26,401 228
8 Alex Queen $20,370 152
9 Lori Kirgan $15,886 76

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