Neil Willerson Wins Event No. 50 At 2012 World Series of Poker
Willerson Takes Home $737,248 Payday
Neil Willerson, a 36-year-old attorney from Dallas, Texas, took down event no. 53 at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
The $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament attracted a massive 3,166 entrants, creating a total prize pool of $4,274,100. Willerson’s cut was $737,248, one of the largest payouts awarded thus far at the WSOP.
Willerson, a former Texas state tennis champion, overcame a 3-1 chip deficit heads-up against Russia’s Vladimir Mefodichev, for his first gold bracelet, along with 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points.
Other notables with deep runs in this event include Bryan Piccioli, Ryan Hughes, Lee Childs, Vicky Coren, Max Steinberg, Aage Ravn and Vanessa Peng.
Here’s a look at the final table results.
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