World Series of Poker -- Marco Johnson Wins $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em
Johnson Wins First Bracelet After Cashing Five Times This Summer
Macro Johnson has cashed in five events at this summer’s World Series of Poker, but hadn’t won one yet, until last night in the six-handed limit hold’em event no. 48. Johnson scored $206,796.
He finished runner-up in the same event last year loosing heads-up to Ronnie Bardah. Prior to winning this event he finished runner up in three WSOP events.
The fourth time was a charm for the 27-year-old poker pro currently living between in Mexico and Walnut Creek, California was very happy when he topped a field of 343 players to win his first gold bracelet. Johnson had previously finished runner-up three times at the WSOP, including this summer.
“It feels really good,” Johnson said. “If I would have taken second place again, I would have been very upset. So, I’m really happy to be sitting here and not driving home upset. It’s a much better experience to be feeling this right now, rather than taking second.”
Johnson decided he wanted to play poker professionally when he was just 12 years old when he was inspired by his neighbor, late poker legend, Chip Reese. Even today, Johnson has nothing but good to say about his role model.
“It’s amazing how many good things people have to say about him,” Johnson said. “He showed us how being a respectable person can go a long way. I hope to do the same thing and behave the same way, as well.”
Other notables that made the final table included Juha Helppi and Maria Ho.
Take a look at the final table results:
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Photo Credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP
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