The blinds have been increased to 250/500 with a 50 ante. There are 204 players registered for the flight so far.
Simon Charette Wins WSOP $3,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Toronto-Based Pro Captures $567,624 and First Gold Bracelet
Simon “pokerbrat13” Charette has won the World Series of Poker $3,000 six-max no-limit hold’em, capturing his first gold bracelet, the $567,624 first place prize and 1,368 Card Player Player of the Year points, moving him into a tie for 41st place in the overall standings.
The 25-year-old pro from Toronto, Canada has now accrued more than $2.2 million in earnings over 88 career cashes, both live and online, but this is by far his biggest and most prestigious win. Charette was elated to finally get a marquee title like this under his belt.
“It means everything to me. So many friends of mine have titles. They have WPT titles, EPT titles, and WSOP bracelets. I came in second for a bracelet last year, I’ve won a Canadian tournament. Nobody cares. I’ve chopped up a ton of side events for big money, but again, if you are not a WPT champion or a bracelet winner, nobody really cares. You need the win, so I got the win and I’m so happy. I can kind of just relax now and think, ‘Okay, I can hang around with these people.’”
Charette outlasted a 924-player field, including a number of notables pros on the final day of play including Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (6th – $86,738), Scott Montgomery (7th – $49,214), Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger (8th- $49,214), Freddy Deeb (10th – $36,198), Taylor Paur (13th – $21,189) and Eugene Katchalov (17th – $21,189).
“As far as tournament poker goes I think I have a lot of it figured out pretty well,” said Charette after topping this impressive list of opponents. “I mean, obviously there are many players better than me, but I just want to be known as one of the good tournament regulars out there.”
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
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