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Ted Gillis Wins World Series of Poker $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event

Gillis Picks Up $514,027 First-Place Prize and First Gold Bracelet


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Ted Gillis found himself seated at his first World Series of Poker final table in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em event, surrounded by notables such as Hiren Patel, Jamie Kaplan, Mustapha Kanit, Jacobo Fernandez and John Hennigan, but he never showed any sign of nervousness.

Gillis defeated Hennigan heads-up, denying him his third bracelet. For his efforts, he banked $514,027 and a bracelet of his own. The former Marine from Katy, Texas overcame a field of 2,086 players, who created a total prize pool of $2,816,100.

“It means a lot,” Gillis said. “Kind of made a mark in history.”

Although he could only muster a fifth-place finish, Kanit did earn 450 Card Player Player of the Year points, giving him a total of 3,814. He is now sitting in first place thanks to a strong showing earlier this year that included seven final tables and two wins. He now holds a 499 point lead over Dominik Panka.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Ted Gillis $514,027 1,080
2 John Hennigan $319,993 900
3 Dejan Divkovic $222,429 720
4 Jacobo Fernandez $160,193 540
5 Mustapha Kanit $117,079 450
6 Jamie Kaplan $86,609 360
7 Hiren Patel $64,911 270
8 Edison Shields $49,267 180
9 Dylan Thomassie $37,834 90

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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