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||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||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|6||Win Seat To Beach Poker Classic Via CarbonPoker|
|7||Jason Somerville Snags PokerStars Deal|
|8||Court Rules Against Gambler In Marker Case|
|9||Hooters Las Vegas Closes Its Small Poker Room|
|10||Federal Online Gaming Ban To Have Hearing Thursday|
|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|