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Jordan Morgan Wins 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

30-Year-Old Oklahoman Wins First Bracelet And $478,102

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It took an extra day but Jordan Morgan finally emerged victorious in event no. 46.
at the 2014 World Series of Poker, a $1,500 no-limit event.
Play was halted around 2:00 AM on day 3 after roughly six hours of heads-up battling, but Morgan came back and sealed the deal on Tuesday afternoon. For the win the 30-year-old Oklahoma native earned his very first gold bracelet and the $478,102 first-place prize. Morgan’s big win also happened to come on a very special day.

“Today’s my ninth wedding anniversary,” said Morgan after the win. “[My wife] will be excited.”

Morgan has been on the poker scene for roughly a decade now. Known as “iMsoLucky0” online, he was one of the young guns who rose to prominence during the poker boom. In the wake of Black Friday his interest in the game wavered a bit.

“Playing at home in my office was amazing, and when that was gone my love of the game kind of dwindled,” admitted Morgan. “But this is awesome. This will make anybody love poker again.”

Morgan defeated Evan McNiff heads-up for the title. He took a more than 3-to-1 advantage into the match, but the two traded leads several times over the drawn out battle. In the end it came down to a classic race, with Morgan’s pocket sixes holding up against McNiff’s AClub SuitKDiamond Suit. McNiff earned $295,727 for his runner-up finish.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jordan Morgan $478,102 1080
2 Evan McNiff $295,727 900
3 Jason Johnson $204,464 720
4 Raymond Foley $147,463 540
5 Bryan Dillon $107,800 450
6 Robert Chorlian $79,842 360
7 Joseph Iarussi $59,920 270
8 Ryan Spittles $45,554 180
9 Michael Anselm $35,063 90

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