Joey Weissman Nabs World Series Of Poker $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Title
Weissman Earns $694,609 For The Victory
Event No. 46 at the 2012 World Series of Poker, the $2,500 no-limit hold’em tournament, belongs to 24-year-old poker pro Joey Weissman.
The Syosset, New York native ripped through a field of 1,607 entrants, claiming his first gold bracelet, a first-place prize of $694,609 and 1,620 Card Player Player of the Year points.
This was by far Weissman’s biggest cash of his career. He has a prior win in a 2010 U.S. Poker Championship preliminary event, a runner-up finish in the 2011 Caesars Winter Poker Classic main event and a final table appearance in last year’s Festa al Lago Classic championship event, but prior to Wednesday’s final table, he had only amassed around $100,000 in live tournament earnings.
“I’m looking for more than poker in my life,” Weissman said. “Poker will always be lucrative and I’m always going to use it as a vehicle to gain money and experience to do things I enjoy in my life. Not for materialistic purposes, but I feel like it’s better than working a 9-to-5 and answering to a boss.”
Here’s a look at the final table results.
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|1||Web Poker: Phil Ivey Loses Another $600K|
|2||Poker Player Gets 2-3 Years In Prison For Fatal Punch|
|3||A Poker Life: Bryan Paris|
|4||Dan Gilbert Now Owns 100 Percent Of Ohio Casinos|
|5||Cancer Surgery Successful, Doyle Brunson Says|
|6||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|7||Jason Somerville Snags PokerStars Deal|
|8||Win Seat To Beach Poker Classic Via CarbonPoker|
|9||Court Rules Against Gambler In Marker Case|
|10||Zinno Going For Back-To-Back WPT Titles At LAPC|
|1||Poker Player Arrested At Final Table, Finishes 3rd|
|2||PokerStars Sues Erick Lindgren For $2.5 Million|
|3||High-Stakes Poker Player Strikes Deal In Bomb Case|
|4||Poker Legend Doyle Brunson To Undergo Cancer Surgery|
|5||Horseshoe Cincinnati Cancels WSOP Circuit Stop|
|6||Online Poker: Phil 'Polarizing' Ivey Loses $600,000|
|7||Man Turns Himself In Years After Casino Heist|
|8||Web Poker: Phil Ivey Loses Another $600K|
|9||CEO Wins $1M At Blackjack, Drops $300K On Dinner|
|10||PokerStars And Vanessa Rousso Part Ways|