Benjamin Scholl Wins $5,000 WSOP Limit Hold'em Championship
Scholl Earns $206,760 For The Victory
The 2012 event no. 20, $5,000 limit hold’em championship title belongs to Benjamin Scholl, a financial analyst from Trappe, Pennsylvania. The 26-year-old defeated 166 entrants over the course of three days to earn his first gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $206,760.
Scholl overcame a stacked final table that included notables such as Matt Woodward, Matthew Glantz, Ray Dehkharghani, Jeff Shulman and the eventual runner-up, Andrew Prock. Also cashing in this event was Mike Schneider and Terrence Chan.
This was Scholl’s second WSOP final table. His first came in 2009, in an event eventually won by Eric Baldwin.
“[That event] gave me the confidence to keep trying,” he said. “I didnt really come close to a final table the next few years. But here I am back at one and it was a lot of fun. So I kept trying, and finally actually won a bracelet this year.”
The final table was broadcast on the web at the ESPN featured table and Scholl believes that the limit hold’em format was a nice change of pace for the viewers at home.
“I think limit hold’em lends itself to a more entertaining final table,” he said. “Once you get down to short-handed play there’s a lot more action, a lot more show down so the crowd can see whats going on. And Prock had a great rail chanting out different 80’s rock songs every time he won a pot. It was an entertaining night. It was fun for me and fun for all I’m sure.”
Here’s a look at the final table results.
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