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Young Ji Wins 2015 World Series of Poker $1,500 PLO8 Event

Alaska Resident Earns First Bracelet and $231,102 First-Place Prize

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Young Ji

The $2,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event at the 2015 World Series of Poker attracted a field of 815 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,100,250. After three days of play, it was 52-year-old Alaska resident and business owner Young Ji who came away with the title, along with the $231,102 first-place prize.

Ji, who was born in South Korea, earned the largest score of his career. Last year he won a WSOP Circuit ring at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

“[There are] no words,” Ji said. “I’m really happy — too excited. The way the game was going I had some faith I was going to win. I had a really good, positive feeling that it was coming my way once we got down to heads up.”

Notable poker players at the final table included George Danzer (8th), Bryce Yockey (5th), Connor Drinan (4th), Alex Dovzhenko (3rd) and Mark Dube (2nd). Other who made the money included Galen Hall (13th), Erik Seidel (14th), Vanessa Selbst (17th), Eric Baldwin (27th), John Cernuto (29th) and Thor Hansen (32nd).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Young Ji $231,102 912
2 Mark Dube $142,449 760
3 Alex Dovzhenko $92,310 608
4 Connor Drinan $67,555 456
5 Bryce Yockey $50,171 380
6 Nick Polydoros $37,760 304
7 Prince of Docness $28,771 228
8 George Danzer $22,181 152
9 Joseph Haddad $17,284 76

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