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Kyle Cartwright Wins World Series of Poker $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event

Cartwright Earns First WSOP Gold Bracelet and $360,278 First-Place Prize


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After topping a field of 2,223 in a $1,000 buy-in World Series of Poker no-limit hold’em event, long-time tournament circuit grinder Kyle Cartwright captured his first gold bracelet and a huge $360,278 payday.

Cartwright, who already owns five WSOP Circuit rings, added another marquee win to his tournament resume by defeating a final table that included Kenny Weinstein (8th), former November Nine member Ylon Schwartz (3rd) and eventual runner-up Jason Paster (2nd).

The Memphis, Tennessee resident credited his time on the circuit for the big win.

“The first gold ring that I won, I would say that I wasn’t really a strong player, at all,” Cartwright said. “Then I played on the Circuit more and now, I have all these friends around me and I can ask them questions all the time. We talk about poker a lot, all different hands, tips, and advice. It all helps out.”

Cartwright now has nearly $1 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Other notables to make deep runs in the tournament included Jeff Gross (13th), Michael Katz (14th), Tom Koral (16th), Jamie Kerstetter (27th), Mark Radoja (29th) and Harrison Gimbel (30th).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Kyle Cartwright $360,278 1,080
2 Jason Paster $223,418 900
3 Ylon Schwartz $157,855 720
4 Daniel Dizenzo $113,499 540
5 Matt O’Donnell $82,688 450
6 Jeremy Dresch $61,041 360
7 Robert Kuhn $45,635 270
8 Kenny Weinstein $34,552 180
9 Michael Sortino $26,489 90

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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