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World Series of Poker -- Brandon Wong Wins $2,500 10-Game Mix Event

Wong Earns First WSOP Title After Two Runner-Up Finishes


Brandon WongThe $2,500 six-handed 10-game mix event at the 2013 World Series of Poker attracted a field of 372 entrants, creating a total prize pool of $846,300.

Longtime poker grinder Brandon Wong came out on top after three days of play, earning his first gold bracelet and a $220,061 first-place prize. Wong, from Fresno, California, had previously cashed 21 times and finished runner-up twice at the WSOP.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Wong. “I came close a few times before. So, this feels really good. It’s like a weight off my shoulders.”

Other notables who made deep runs in the event included Scott Abrams, Loren Klein, Daniel Makowsky, Mike Wattel, Greg Raymer, Bruno Fitoussi and Tom McCormick.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Brandon Wong $220,061 900
2 Sebastian Saffari $135,932 750
3 Philip Sternheimer $87,397 600
4 Christopher George $57,954 450
5 Scott Abrams $39,564 375
6 Loren Klein $27,792 300

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Photo Credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP