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World Series Of Poker -- Jared Hamby Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Hamby Wins His First Bracelet and $525,272

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Jared HambyJared Hamby scored his first gold bracelet after topping a field of 2,161 entrants at the World Series of Poker event no. 40 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em) Monday night.

Along with the bracelet Hamby banked $525,272, which was one of the biggest scores of his career. This was Hamby’s second final table of the summer.

“This is huge for me because I have one-hundred percent of me in this tournament,” Hamby explained. “That’s something that’s rare in tournaments. A lot of guys are backed or on make-up. I get the whole piece of this one.”

Hamby started playing on-line poker when he was 21 years old. Now at 31 years old Hamby is a full-time professional poker player, living in Las Vegas. He tries to play a few tournaments every summer at the WSOP and anytime he plays he sports his lucky Baylor University hat.

Hamby had a short stack all three days of the tournament and had the third shortest stack halfway into the final table. He used a strategy to get through it and win.

“I just ran it up at the right time,” Hamby said. “I passed up a lot of marginal spots because I thought I could get into a better spot later.”

Other notables at the final table included Fred Berger, Matt Berkey and Nico Fierro.

Take a look at the final table results:

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Jared Hamby $525,272 1080
2 Peter Hengaskul $325,780 900
3 Allan Vrooman $230,178 720
4 Nicolas Fierro $165,501 540
5 Joao Neto $120,574 450
6 Matt Berkey $89,008 360
7 Richard Dubini $66,544 270
8 Fred Berger $50,382 180
9 David Nicholson $38,625 90

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

Photo Credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP