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This Week's Big Winner: Arne Kern Wins 2018 World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 01, 2018


The 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em Millionaire Maker event drew a field of 7,361 total entries, the third largest field in the event’s six-year history. The strong turnout built a total prize pool of $9,937,350. In the end the lion’s share of that was awarded to Germany’s Arne Kern, who defeated a stacked final table to capture the $1,173,223 top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet. This was the 26-year-old student and poker player’s biggest score of his career, being more than 40 times larger than any other live tournament cash he had previously made. Kern came into the final day of this event in 11th chip position with 17 players remaining. Despite the massive field, there were plenty of recognizable names that made it to day 4 of this event, including Manig Loeser (17th place – $51,188), 2017 Colossus finalist Ralph Massey (8th place – $135,383), two-time bracelet winner Barney Boatman (7th ...

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