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Preston Lee Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Event At 2018 World Series of Poker

Lee Earns First Career Bracelet and $236,498 First-Place Prize


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It only took San Francisco-native Preston Lee three cashes at the World Series of Poker before he claimed his first gold bracelet. Lee, a 32-year-old cash game grinder who currently resides in Millbrae, California, topped a field of 908 players in the $1,500 shootout event at the 2018 World Series of Poker to earn his first major title and the $236,498 first-place prize.

The tournament’s shootout structure saw players compete in three successive sit-n-go style tournaments. Players who won their first table made the money and advanced to day 2. Players who won their second table advanced to the final table on day 3.

In order to secure the victory, Lee needed to overcome a final table that included bracelet winner Anthony Reategui (3rd), as well as notables Dylan Linde (4th), Young Phan (6th), and Alexander Lakhov (8th).

Other recognizable faces to make the money included Phong “Turbo” Nguyen (11th), Phil Hellmuth (17th), Matt Waxman (20th), Jesse Sylvia (26th), Shannon Shorr (49th), Martin Jacobson (65th), Connor Drinan (68th), Russell Thomas (72nd), Justin Liberto (87th), and Rep Porter (91st).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Preston Lee $236,498 912
2 Corey Dodd $146,146 760
3 Anthony Reategui $105,307 608
4 Dylan Linde $76,829 456
5 Jesse Kertland $56,763 380
6 Young Phan $42,476 304
7 Royce Matheson $32,198 228
8 Alexander Lakhov $24,728 152
9 Bas de Laat $19,245 76

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2018 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.