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World Series of Poker -- Michael Malm Wins Eight-Game Mix Event

Malm Becomes The Third Canadian To Win At This Summer's Series


Michael MalmMichael Malm, a 29-year-old salesman from Coquilam, British Columbia banked $225,104 and earned his first gold bracelet in event no. 8, a $2,500 Eight-Game Mix tournament at the World Series of Poker Tuesday night.

Malm, was the third Canadian bracelet-winner at this summer’s festival, topping a field of 388 runners and outlasting fellow Canadian bracelet winner Greg Mueller, other bracelet winners Dario Alioto and Mike Wattel, Marco Johnson and eventual runner-up Steven Wolansky.

Malm was at a seven-to-one chip disadvantage at one point during heads-up play but he was able to recover to win the title.

Incredibly Malm was not fully aware of much more than the rules in this eight-game mix. He bought into the tournament on a whim after chopping a daily deep-stack event a few days earlier at the Rio.

“I had no clue what I was doing, I mean the basics, but I did not know the strategy,” he said. “I picked it up as I went through the tournament and got better at the games.”

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Michael Malm $225,104 900
2 Steven Wolansky $139,034 750
3 Greg Mueller $89,673 600
4 Eric Crain $64,975 450
5 Mike Hurey $47,771 375
6 Dario Alioto $35,634 300
7 Michael Wattel $26,634 225
8 Marco Johnson $20,699 150

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Photo Credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP