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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|1||Hellmuth, Matusow Play Heads-Up At LAPC Event|
|2||'Hangover' Actor Arrested For Hitting Gambler At Casino|
|3||Vegas Casinos Stiffed On $110M In Markers|
|4||Darren Elias Wins Third WPT Tour Title|
|5||ACR Brings Back Online Poker's Glory Days|
|6||Portis To Go To Trial Over Gambling Debt|
|7||Black Friday Defendant Finally Faces Charges|
|8||Goalie Investigated Over Pie Eating Prop Bet|
|9||Hand of the Week: Koray Aldemir vs. Wai Kin Yong|
|10||Aussie Lawmaker Tells Poker Players To Get VPN|
|1||Dan Cates: Tom Dwan 'Gambled Beyond His Means'|
|2||Las Vegas Strip Area To Lose Poker Room|
|3||Feds 'Looking Into' High-Stakes Poker Player: Report|
|4||Doug Polk: Five Preflop Mistakes In No-Limit Hold’em|
|5||Another WSOP Bracelet Hits eBay, But This Time For Charity|
|6||Hellmuth, Matusow Play Heads-Up At LAPC Event|
|7||Zajmovic Becomes First Ever Female WPT Champion|
|8||Brian Rast Talks About Playing $3 Million Pot|
|9||Poker Bot Crushes Humans In Historic Match|
|10||'Hangover' Actor Arrested For Hitting Gambler At Casino|