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Brett Shaffer Wins His Second Career World Series of Poker Bracelet

Shaffer Banks $418,435 For The Victory


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Very quietly, 31-year-old Kansas native Brett Shaffer won his second career bracelet on Monday night, topping a field of 2,816 players in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker.

Shaffer, who also won his first bracelet in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event in 2013, banked $418,435 of the $2,201,850 prize pool. He now has just over $1.3 million in career tournament earnings.

“This final table was very different than my first final table,” said Shaffer. “Stack sizes and the players involved were a lot different.”

In order to come out on top, Shaffer had to best a final table that included Peter Gould (4th) and Matt Stout (3rd). Other notables who made deep runs in the event included Steve McNally (10th), Ray Qartomy (23rd), Perry Friedman (28th) and Lauren Kling (37th).

Stout’s third-place finish gave him his fourth final table of the last four years.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Brett Shaffer $418,435 1,080
2 Ronald Sullivan $258,695 900
3 Matt Stout $170,247 720
4 Peter Gould $122,731 540
5 Aleksandr Gofman $89,835 450
6 Robet Schmidt $66,716 360
7 Rajaee Wazwaz $50,246 270
8 Jimi Jakobsen $38,356 180
9 Jason Vanstrom $29,658 90

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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