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Kevin MacPhee Wins World Series of Poker $5,000 Turbo Event

MacPhee Banks $490,800 In Two-Day Tournament


It’s not easy to win half a million dollars in just two days, but the $5,000 turbo no-limit hold’em event at the 2015 World Series of Poker provided the perfect opportunity. A total of 454 players entered the tournament, creating a prize pool of $2,133,800.

After all of the cards had been dealt, it was 34-year-old poker pro Kevin MacPhee who was the last man standing, earning his first career WSOP bracelet and the $490,800 first-place prize.

MacPhee, originally from Idaho, said he was comfortable with the turbo structure of the event, which featured 30-minute levels on the first day and 40-minute levels on day 2.

“I am pretty used to the format,” he explained. “I play a lot of turbos online. I use my push fold calculators very methodically when I play online, so for me I feel like it’s a pretty good event.”

The final table also featured Igor Yaroshevskyy (2nd) and Tristan Wade (6th). Other notables who made a deep run included Blair Rodman (11th), David Benefield (12th), Shannon Shorr (17th) and Lee Markholt (18th).

As a result of his runner-up finish, Yaroshevskyy picked up 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points, which puts him into sixth place overall with a total of 3,030.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Kevin MacPhee $490,800 1440
2 Igor Yaroshevskyy $303,767 1200
3 Pascal Theodosiadis $201,878 960
4 Eric Sfez $149,814 720
5 Scott Vener $112,429 600
6 Tristan Wade $85,202 480
7 Hung Tran $65,144 360
8 Josh Fields $50,208 240
9 Martin Kozlov $38,984 120

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