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Michael Tureniec Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $1,111 Little One For One Drop

Swedish Poker Pro Wins Final Gold Bracelet of the Summer After Topping 4,360-Entry Field


The final bracelet of the 2016 World Series of Poker has been awarded, excluding the championship bracelet for the main event which will go to next world champion this November. Swedish poker pro Michael Tureniec outlasted a field of 4,360 entries to win the 2016 WSOP $1,111 Little One For One Drop no-limit hold’em event. For the win he earned his first bracelet and the $525,520 first-place prize.

“It’s overwhelming to win," Tureniec told the WSOP after it was all over. On winning a bracelet he offered, "It’s the biggest thing you can accomplish in poker.”

Tureniec came into the final day of this event in seventh chip position with 12 players remaining. He was never the front runner, and in fact when it was down to five players remaining it looked as if Calvin Anderson was going to run away with it. Anderson, who won the 2014 WSOP $1,500 seven card stud eight-or-better event, held more than half of the chips in play five handed.

Anderson eliminated another bracelet winner in Ryan D’Angelo to set up a heads-up battle between himself and Tureniec. Anderson began with nearly a 2-to-1 chip advantage. The two battled for 70 hands, but by the end Tureneic was able to mount a comeback and overtake the lead.

Calvin AndersonOn the final deal Tureniec picked up the QSpade SuitJSpade Suit and raised to 1,075,000 on the button. Anderson Moved all in for 11,000,000 and Tureniec made the call. Anderson was ahead with the KSpade Suit10Diamond Suit but Tureniec took the lead when the flop brought the JDiamond Suit9Heart Suit2Club Suit. The 3Heart Suit on the turn and 4Diamond Suit on the river improved neither player and Tureniec’s pair of jacks was enough to earn him the pot and the title.

Anderson earned $324,597 for his runner-up showing.

In addition to being a great poker tournament this event also awarded raised money for the One Drop organization, which works to provide clean, safe water to those who need it around the world. This event and it’s companion tournament, the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, raised a combined $1,206,478 this year. All told over $14,700,000 has been raised for the cause since the WSOP partnered with One Drop in 2012.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Michael Tureniec $525,520 1320
2 Calvin Anderson $324,597 1100
3 Ryan D’Angelo $239,232 880
4 Sam Ho $177,695 660
5 Thai Tolly $133,028 550
6 Lucas Blanco $100,380 440
7 Samer Al-Shurieki $76,351 330
8 Shai Zurr $58,543 220
9 Guillaume Diaz $45,254 110

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.