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This Week's Big Winner: Ben Heath Wins First Career Bracelet, Takes Down 2019 WSOP $50,000 High Roller

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 17, 2019


After being the beneficiary of one of the most controversial blunders of the 2019 World Series of Poker, British poker pro Ben Heath earned one of the biggest paydays of the series. Heath defeated an elite, 110-entry field to win his first WSOP bracelet in the $50,000 no-limit hold’em high roller. The 27-year-old defeated Andrew Lichtenberger heads-up to win $1,484,085, the largest payday of his career. Along with the bracelet and the seven-figure payday, Heath was also awarded 1,020 Card Player Player of the Year points. “When I was younger, I was shy and didn’t really want to win the bracelet,” Heath told WSOP reporters. “I would have rather just taken second place. But now that it has happened, it feels great! It feels a lot better than I thought it would.” This was his third final table and first title of 2019. He now sits in 41st place in the POY race sponsored by Global Poker. Heath’s previous best score came at the 2017 ...

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