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Will Givens Wins 2014 World Series of Poker $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event

Poker Pro From Colorado Wins First Bracelet And $306,634 Just A Week After Finishing Fourth In Another $1,000 Event

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Will Givens is yet another player at the 2014 World Series of Poker to put together a run of impressive results. The poker pro from Denver, Colorado has cashed four times at the WSOP, including a fourth-place finish in a $1,000 no-limit event for $84,680. Givens didn’t take long topping that result, however. Just a week later he emerged victorious from a field of 1,841 players in event no. 45, another $1,000 no-limit hold’em event, earning $306,634 and his first gold bracelet. But the ambitious Givens is far from satisfied with the $420,000 he has cashed for so far this summer.

“Run it up,” replied Givens when asked about his plans for the money. “I wanna be a millionaire, not a thousand-naire, you feel me?”

Opportunities like the one Givens had don’t necessarily come along all that often, even for skilled tournament professionals like Givens. He was apparently glad to have another shot so soon after coming close to his first bracelet last week and falling just short.

Angela Prada-MoedGoing into the final day the chip leader was 29-year-old pastry chef Angela Prada-Moed.“You know what’s really crazy? Day 2, I was at the same table I was at for restart,” Givens told WSOP.com after the win. “I started with 36,000 and next thing I know, I’m at 130,000, 140,000. Then, I just stayed composed. We broke down, [then on Day 3] I was in the exact same seat that I was in when we were down to two tables — 450, seat 3. That’s when I was like, ‘this is destiny.’ I couldn’t believe I was here and it was a repeat. Except this time I won.”

The chip leader heading into the day was 29-year-old pastry chef Angela Prada-Moed. By the time she got down to heads-up play with Givens she was at a 3-to-1 chip disadvantage. Roughly 30 hands later it was all over after the money got in on a AClub SuitJDiamond Suit8Club Suit with Prada-Moed holding the QClub Suit4Club Suit for a flush draw and Givens holding the KSpade SuitJClub Suit for second pair. The board bricked out and Prada-Moed was sent to the rail as the runner-up, earning $189,632 for her deep run.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 William Givens $306,634 1080
2 Angela Prada-Moed $189,632 900
3 Paul Sokoloff $131,110 720
4 David Hass $94,559 540
5 Patrick Curzio $69,125 450
6 Duy Ho $51,198 360
7 Dimitry Shchepkin $38,423 270
8 Ivan Saul $29,211 180
9 Loren Klein $22,484 90

*Winner photo courtesy of the WSOP

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