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Andre Boyer Wins WSOP $1,500 Split Format No-Limit Hold'em Event

Andre Boyer Wins Second Career WSOP Bracelet

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Ten years ago, Montreal native Andre Boyer won a World Series of Poker bracelet. Now 72 years old, the retired businessman has returned to Las Vegas and claimed his second in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em split format event.

Boyer topped a field of 873 players, which created a total prize pool of $436,050. For his win, Boyer earned $250,483.

The event featured a unique format that included nine-handed play on the first day, six-handed player on the second day and heads-up matches on the third day. On the fourth and final day, the final eight players returned to play the standard final table format.

“This format is totally different,” said Boyer. “You need skill to win. You can’t just win a big pot on day two and coast to the final table. You are constantly tested. You have to consistently play well.”

Boyer outlasted an international final table where eight different nations were represented. In addition to Boyer’s Canada, France, the United States, the Philippines, Ireland, Denmark, Israel and Belgium all had natives battling it out for the bracelet.

Other than Boyer, the only other player at the final table who previously won a gold bracelet was Idan Raviv, who finished seventh. Raviv won his bracelet just a couple weeks ago.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Andre Boyer $250,483 912
2 Erwann Pecheux $156,098 760
3 Andrew Gaw $109,015 608
4 Christopher Bolek $76,605 456
5 Gavin O’Rourke $55,981 380
6 Jonas Christensen $41,249 304
7 Idan Raviv $30,053 228
8 Isaac Kawa $21,096 152

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

 
 
 
 

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3pokeronly
over 5 years ago

Total prize pool should read $1,178,550, the original error on the WSOP site has been replicated here.

 
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