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Look Out: Sean Getzwiller

Look Out: Sean Getzwiller

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 27, 2011


Sean Getzwiller won one of the largest tournaments of the summer when he picked up his first gold bracelet in event No. 8 ($1,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em) at the 2011 World Series of Poker. For topping the massive field of 4,178 players, he took home $611,185 and 1,440 Card Player Player of the Year points. The win didn’t come easy at the final table, a fact illustrated by a heads-up match that last for four hours. “I didn’t think it was going to be easy,” Getzwiller said. “We had a lot of chips in play, and when we were heads up, we were really deep. [Sadan Turker and I] both had about 80 big blinds. So, there was a lot of play, and we just lasted four hours. He is a heck of a player.” Getzwiller — a 33-year-old newly minted resident of Las Vegas who hails from Tucson, Arizona, ...

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