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World Series of Poker -- John Beauprez Wins $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Event

Beauprez Wins His First Gold Bracelet and $324,764


John BeauprezEvent no. 4, a $1,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em tournament, was won by Colorado entrepreneur John Beauprez. The 28-year-old part-time poker pro and business owner earned his first gold bracelet at his first World Series of Poker final table and banked $324,764.

En route to victory, Beauprez defeated a field of 1,069 entrants including a final table that boasted former bracelet winners Joe Cada and Keven Stammen, as well as notable pros Manig Loeser, Eric Blair and Mike Mustafa.

“[The bracelet is] what every poker player grinds for,” said Beauprez. “I’ve had this dream of playing heads-up for a gold bracelet a thousand times, but nothing matches the actual experience. It happens really fast and the whole time you are there, it really feels like a dream. You just don’t wake up. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

Beauprez also explained why he was so drawn to a career in poker.

“Poker is something where you can get back what you deserve, which means what you put into it. That’s what I always liked about poker, that it’s the quintessential example of entrepreneurship. If you work harder and are better than your opponent, you are going to make money at it.”

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 John Beauprez $324,764 960
2 Manig Loeser $200,698 800
3 Eric Blair $127,300 640
4 Joe Cada $83,558 480
5 Mike Mustafa $56,499 400
6 Keven Stammen $39,325 320

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Photo Credit: Joe Giron/WSOP