Michael Gathy Wins WSOP $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Beats Out Large Field of 2,799 to Win $440,829
Early Wednesday morning, Belgian Michael Gathy won the $1,000 no-limit hold’em event at the 2012 World Series of Poker. He outlasted a field of 2,799 to scoop $440,829 in prize money and 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points, which moved him into 36th place in the overall standings when combined with a six-place finish in a €1,000 pot-limit Omaha event at the 2012 Euro Finals of Poker.
The 23-year-old professional beat out bracelet winners Eric Baldwin (5th) and John Esposito Jr. (4th), as well as former online pro Jamie “pokerjamers” Armstrong heads-up to take the title. The win was Gathy’s first cash at the WSOP.
According to the WSOP, Gathy is just the second bracelet winner from Belgium, with Davidi Kitai having won a bracelet back in 2008.
Here are the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
|4||John Esposito Jr.||$139,457||600|
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