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Calvin Anderson Wins The 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better Event

"Cal42688" Defeats Joe Tehan Heads-Up To Capture First Gold Bracelet and $190,538 First-Place Prize

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Calvin Anderson quickly and ruthlessly made his way through a tough final table in the 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 seven card stud eight-or-better event, earning his first gold bracelet and $190,538 in the process.

“It’s a good feeling to win the gold bracelet,” Anderson said. “I wouldn’t say it completely validates me and what I do for a career. I’ve had a lot of success, although I will certainly get a lot more recognition from this. It’s definitely a good thing, especially after coming close a few times.”

Anderson has long been a highly respected online, where he is known as “cal42688.” Anderson has racked up over $3.5 million in online earnings, and has recently dedicated more of his focus to live events. He recently placed eighth in the WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship earning $50,966 and 150 Card Player Player of the Year points. With the 840 POY points he earned in this event, and the points he garnered at two final tables prior to the series, he has climbed into a tie for 30th place in the overall POY standings with Mike Leah.

Joe TehanAnderson had to outlast a tough field on the final day of play that included the likes of Ted Forrest (9th – $12,121), John Myung (8th – $15,772), Jimmy Fricke (7th – $20,932). By the time final table was down to five-handed play Anderson had more chips than the rest of remaining players combined. He made it to heads-up play with a 5-to-2 chip advantage over Joe Tehan, and in less than hour he was able to grind down Tehan and finish him off. Tehan earned $118,014 for his runner-up finish, bringing his lifetime live tournament earnings to over $4.2 million.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Calvin Anderson $190,538 840
2 Joe Tehan $118,014 700
3 Eric Kurtzman $79,800 560
4 Levon Torosyan $55,319 420
5 Melissa Burr $39,181 350
6 Sanjay Pandya $28,346 280
7 Jimmy Fricke $20,932 210
8 John Myung $15,772 140

*Winner photo courtesy of the WSOP

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