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Johnny On Top Of The World

John Hennigan Wins $1.5 Million, 2014 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship

by Erik Fast |  Published: Aug 06, 2014


John Hennigan emerged victorious in the 2014 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship, arguably the most prestigious tournament in poker. For topping the elite field of 102 players in the eight-game mix event, he earned his third gold bracelet, the $1,517,767 first-place prize, and the honor of his name being forever etched on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy, named for the late legend who won the inaugural $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event. Hennigan is a longtime poker professional who primarily focuses on high-stakes mixed cash games, but has six prior tournament wins to his name including two bracelets and a World Poker Tour main event title at the 2007 WPT Winter Poker Open. He had cashed in the $50,000 event twice before, including a third-place finish in 2013 for $686,568. “It’s a very fulfilling moment to win this tournament,” said Hennigan after the win. “I came in third last year ...

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