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World Series Of Poker -- Levi Berger Wins $2,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Event

Fourth Canadian To Win Gold Bracelt In This Summer's WSOP Event

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Levi BergerLevi Berger was the fourth Canadian to win a gold bracelet at this summer’s World Series of Poker (event no. 11 $2,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em). The 22-year-old professional poker player currently residing in Los Angeles also walked away with $473,019 in winnings, for what amounted to his second WSOP cash.

The number of entrants started at 924 with a prize pool of $2,102,100 and dwindled down to Berger and two-time bracelet winner Scott Clements playing heads-up. Although beating Clements boosted Berger’s confidence, he’d prefer to focus his attention on achieving his first bracelet.

“A bracelet is always a bracelet, but it definitely helps my confidence that I could play with him,” he said. “But, for me, it’s more like I won a bracelet rather than I beat Scott Clements. This means a lot to me.”

Berger started playing poker when he was 14 years but didn’t get serious until age 18 when he started playing in more home games and online. It wasn’t until after Black Friday when he was looking for a “regular job” that he realized poker was his calling.

Berger credits a big part of his success to his poker friends and family including his 11 supportive siblings.

“They were behind me, even though it’s poker, which is not traditional,” he said. “It was really like a team effort.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Levi Berget $473,019 1368
2 Scott Clements $292,339 1140
3 Ben Palmer $181,426 912
4 Eddy Sabat $121,711 684
5 Jacob Bazeley $82,297 570
6 David Gonia $57,282 456

For complete coverage of the summer poker festival, check out our WSOP landing page.

Photo Credit: WSOP/Joe Giron