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Rulah Divine Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $1,000 NLHE Event

Divine Earns First Career Bracelet and $262,501 First-Place Prize


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The latest $1,000 buy-in no-limit no-limit hold’em event at the 2017 World Series of Poker wrapped up Wednesday night, ending a three-day event that drew a field of 1,750 and created a prize pool of $1,575,000.

In the end, the title, the bracelet and the $262,501 first-place prize went to 34-year-old North Las Vegas resident Rulah Divine. It was only Divine’s second of the year and third overall in the summer series. The Albuquerque, New Mexico native and father of twins won his seat in an online qualifier for just $60.

“It solidifies everything,” he said. “My family, my wife, they’ve supported me forever.”

The final table also featured high-stakes poker pro John Monnette, who is having a great summer with 11 recorded cashes including his third WSOP bracelet win. He added another $46,758 to his resume with his sixth-place finish, bringing his lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $2.7 million.

Ryan Hughes, who finished one spot better for a $62,785 payday, notched his record-tying 14 cash of the summer. He has two other final-table appearances, as well as a tie for fifth in the $10,000 heads-up championship. As a result, both Monnette and Hughes are in the running for WSOP Player of the Year honors.

Other notables with a deep run in this event included Eddy Sabat (8th), Andy Frankenberger (10th), Michael Rocco (13th), Dylan Wilkerson (37th), Michael Telker (44th), Richard Tatalovich (47th), Jack Duong (52nd), Dimitar Danchev (57th) and Marc Convey (58th).

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Rulah Divine $262,501 1080
2 Patrick Truong $162,170 900
3 Michael Amato $116,940 720
4 Yunsheng Sun $85,226 540
5 Ryan Hughes $62,785 450
6 John Monnette $46,758 360
7 Fabio Cudia $35,207 270
8 Eddy Sabat $26,806 180
9 Jeff Silverstein $20,640 90

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

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