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World Series Of Poker -- Michael Gathy Wins First Ever Turbo Event

Gathy Wins His Second Bracelet and Second For Belgium This Summer


Michael GathyThe winner of the World Series of Poker first-ever $1,000 turbo no-limit hold’em event was Michael Gathy.

Gathy, a 24-year-old professional poker player from Belgium, topped a field of 1,629 entrants and banked $278,613 along with his second career bracelet for winning the two-day event.

Gathy wanted to be the first Belgium player to win two WSOP bracelets but Davidi Kitai won his second earlier this month. He’s now set a new goal for himself.

“It’s bragging too much if I say ten [bracelets] or something like that,” Gathy said. “I’m not sure. I’ll say five is a good over/under.”

Jason Duval, who won $521,202 earlier this summer in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em event made the this final table finishing sixth. This moved him up to sixth place in the Card Player Player of the Year race.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Michael Gathy $278,613 1,080
2 Benjamin Reason $172,252 900
3 Yueqi Zhu $113,358 720
4 Sergey Rybachenko $81,720 540
5 Daniel Bishop $59,816 450
6 Jason Duval $44,422 360
7 Jake Cody $33,456 270
8 Noah Vaillancourt $25,539 180
9 Russell Crane $19,748 90

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Photo credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP