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World Series of Poker -- Barny Boatman Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Boatman Earns First Bracelet and $546,080 First-Place Prize

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Barny BoatmanEvent no. 49 of the 2013 World Series of Poker, a $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament, drew 2,247 players creating a total prize pool of $3,033,450. After three days of action, it was London’s Barny Boatman who came out on top, scoring his first gold bracelet and a $546,080 first-place prize.

Boatman, who has been coming to the WSOP since 2000 and had racked up 24 previous cashes, finally got the monkey off his back.

“I had no idea who much this would mean until it happened,” said Boatman. “I’ve been coming here for quite a few years now. I must have played over a hundred gold bracelet events. I even got heads-up once. I came second. I had no idea it would feel this good, honestly.”

The 58-year-old member of the Hendon Mob was supported by dozens of Englishmen on the rail, including his brother Ross.

“It wouldn’t mean a thing unless they were all here. We all got into poker together. We traveled the world together. We come here every year. Ross is a great player. He’s my best friend. Now, the only thing that could top this off would be to see him get his day because he really deserves is. They all won it for me. They made me feel so good.”

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Barny Boatman $546,080 1,080
2 Brian O’Donoghue $338,745 900
3 Van Tran $239,339 720
4 Taras Kripps $172,087 540
5 Aditya Prasetyo $125,372 450
6 Robin Ylitalo $92,550 360
7 Paul Dasilva $69,192 270
8 Noah Sandler $52,387 180
9 Roger Lussier $40,162 90

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Photo Credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP