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Andrew Barber Wins 2015 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event

Barber Earns First Gold Bracelet and $517,776


Andrew BarberThe $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Series of Poker always draws a tough field, and the 2015 edition was no exception. A total of 204 of the best players in the world entered the tournament, creating a prize pool of $1,917,000.

In the end, it was 32-year-old Andrew Barber who took it down, earning his first career bracelet and the $517,766 first-place prize.

Barber isn’t a professional poker player, but has instead opted to pursue a PhD in economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz in order to teach. That being said, he has put together one of the more impressive runs at the WSOP. This was his sixth cash overall at the 2015 summer series.

“This was a tough lineup, there’s no doubt about that,” Barber said. “But I knew I could compete. I wasn’t star-struck, or anything. I had played with most of these guys before, so it wasn’t new to me. I knew that with a break or two I could get here and win it.”

The final table was stacked with well-known poker pros such as Scotty Nguyen (7th), Frank Kassela (6th), Joe Hachem (5th), Jared Bleznick (4th), Don Zewin (3rd) and Viacheslav Zhukov (2nd). Other notables who made the money included Eli Elezra (9th), Barry Greenstein (12th), Mark Gregorich (14th), Brock Parker (16th), Brandon Shack-Harris (17th), Matt Glantz (18th), Randy Ohel (19th), Ismael Bojang (22nd) and John Cernuto (23rd).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Andrew Barber $517,766 900
2 Viacheslav Zhukov $319,989 750
3 Don Zewin $210,629 600
4 Jared Bleznick $153,638 450
5 Joe Hachem $114,308 375
6 Frank Kassela $86,541 300
7 Scotty Nguyen $66,579 225
8 Arash Ghaneian $51,986 150

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