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Jack Duong Wins 2015 World Series of Poker Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Event

Duong Earns $333,351 and First Career Bracelet


The 2015 World Series of Poker debuted a new event this week with the $1,500 no-limit hold’em bounty tournament. There was $500 withheld from every buy-in, offering up a prize to whomever could knockout a player. The rest of the prize pool was distributed normally.

After four days of action, it was Jack Duong who came out on top of the 2,178 player field, earning $6,000 in bounties, along with his first gold bracelet and the $333,351 first-place prize. Duong, a 26-year-old poker player from Plainfield, New Jersey, was relieved that this score saved his summer.

“I was having a terrible series up to this point,” Duong said. “I bricked everything. I was stuck like $75,000 coming into this tournament.”

Other notables who made a deep run in the event included John Myung (8th), Ruben Visser (11th), Govert Metaal (14th), Stephen Graner (28th), Allyn Shulman (66th), Gavin Smith (84th) and Leif Force (89th).

The field was made up of 2,086 males and 92 females. A total of 60 different nations were represented.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Jack Duong $333,351 1080
2 Vitezslav Pesta $206,734 900
3 Adam Johnson $146,067 720
4 Scott Sisler $105,024 540
5 Paul Warren $76,514 450
6 Ronald Sullivan $56,483 360
7 Vojtech Ruzicka $42,228 270
8 John Myung $31,971 180
9 Peter Murphy $24,511 90

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