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World Series of Poker -- Isaac Hagerling Wins $3,000 Mix-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Poker Pro Wins First Bracelet and $372,387 On 26th Birthday


Isaac Hagerling received quite a gift on his 26th birthday when he won event no. 27 at the 2013 World Series of Poker, a $3,000 mix-max no-limit hold’em tournament. For the win the cash-game specialist based in Los Angeles earned his first gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $372,387.

When asked what he planned to do with his recent windfall the young poker pro joked, “Not hookers and blow. That’s not my style. Seriously, I’m probably just going to put it in the bank.”

In addition to the title and the money Hagerling also earned 1,260 Card Player Player of the Year points, climbing to 67th place in the overall standings. He defeated 2012 gold bracelet winner Max Steinberg heads-up for the title.

Max SteinbergThe hand of the match came when Hagerling raised to 65,000 on the button and Steinberg three-bet to 175,000. hagerling called and the flop brought the KHeart Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit. Steinberg bet 215,000 and Hagerling called. The 5Heart Suit hit the turn and Steinberg now checked. Hagerling fired 525,000 only to have Steinberg check-raise all-in for 2.2 million.

After two minutes in the tank, Hagerling made the call with the KDiamond Suit10Club Suit only to find he was in bad shape against Steinberg’s ADiamond SuitKClub Suit. Steinberg just barely had Hagerling covered, and just had to avoid one of the three remaining tens in the deck and the title was his.

The 10Heart Suit peeled off the deck on the river, however, crippling Steinberg and all but securing the title for Hagerling. For his runner-up finish Steinberg earned $231,501 and 1,050 POY points. He now sits in 15th place in the overall standings, with 1,870 points and year-to-date earnings of $491,056. This was his third final table of the year, and his second runner-up finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
Champion Isaac Hagerling $372,387 1260
Finalist Max Steinberg $231,501 1050
Semi-Finalist Jeremy Ausmus $132,748 840
Semi-Finalist Jason Koon $132,748 840
Quarter-Finalist Yevgeniy Timoshenko $51,561 525
Quarter-Finalist Dan Healey $51,561 525
Quarter-Finalist Chris Johnson $51,561 525
Quarter-Finalist Brandon Cantu $51,561 525