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Sean Dempsey Wins World Series of Poker $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event

Dempsey Picks Up First Career Bracelet and $548,460 First-Place Prize

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The $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event at the 2014 World Series of Poker attracted 992 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,708,160. After four days of play, it was Chicago native Sean Dempsey who came out on top, earning his first career bracelet and the $548,460 first-place prize.

The 40-year-old doctor was at his second career WSOP final table, after finishing seventh in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event last year. Dempsey, who moved to Las Vegas ten years ago, now has $705,000 in lifetime tournament earnings.

Dempsey overcame a final table that included notables such as Layne Flack (7th), Nam Le (6th), Ryan Laplante (5th) and Ryan Olisar (4th). Other noteworthy players to make a deep run included Matt Affleck (21st), Bernard Lee (23rd), Bart Hanson (25th), Erik Cajelais (26th) and Pierre Neuville (27th).

Le also made the final table of this event last year, finishing in seventh place.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Sean Dempsey $548,460 1,368
2 Ryan Jaconetti $339,440 1,140
3 Jake Schindler $212,373 912
4 Ryan Olisar $154,148 684
5 Ryan Laplante $113,796 570
6 Nam Le $85,307 456
7 Layne Flack $64,887 342
8 Takashi Yagura $50,015 228
9 Andrew Becker $39,078 114

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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