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World Series of Poker -- Jonathan Taylor Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event

Taylor Banks $454,424 and First Career Bracelet

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Jonathan TaylorEvent no. 14, the $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker, drew a massive field of 1,819 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,455,650. After three days of play, Jonathan Taylor, a former accountant turned poker pro, came out victorious to earn his first gold bracelet.

The 31-year-old from Alabama made the most of his first WSOP cash, earning $454,424 for the victory.

“I’m extremely competitive,” Taylor said. “Early in my poker career, that was actually to my detriment. I wanted to win every single time, every pot. I grew up as an athlete and was always competing. That’s why you see so many athletes going into poker when they are done playing. It’s a good way to fuel the competition.”

Taylor defeated a final table that included notables such as Tommy Vu, Hiren Patel and Hunter Frey.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Jonathan Taylor $454,424 1,080
2 Blake Bohn $281,049 900
3 Hunter Frey $194,315 720
4 Hiren Patel $140,143 540
5 Tommy Vu $102,449 450
6 Patrick Kubat $75,879 360
7 Jef Hoffman $56,946 270
8 Dan Gannon $43,293 180
9 Joseph Pergola $33,323 90

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Photo Credit: WSOP/Eddie Malluk