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Jordan Polk Wins First WSOP Bracelet In $1,500 Mixed Holde'm/Omaha

Polk Banks $197,461 After Topping Field Of 707


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The $1,500 mixed no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha event at the 2018 World Series of Poker drew a field of 707, creating a total prize pool of $954,450. After three days, it was Las Vegas resident Jordan Polk who emerged with the win, along with his first gold bracelet and the $197,461 first-place prize.

Polk, who is originally from Maryland and now works in sales, has been playing poker for a long time and specifically targeted this event on the schedule.

“I’ve been looking forward to this event for a while,” Polk told WSOP reporters. “I skipped a few events earlier this week just specifically to make sure that I was able to play this one. I love pot-limit Omaha and it’s a huge edge when you play against no-limit players when you play Omaha. They just overvalue hands.”

Polk topped a final table that included poker pros Kevin Iacofano (7th), Ryan Leng (6th), Dan Matsuzuki (4th), and Fernando Brito (2nd). Both Leng and Matsuzuki were gunning for their second titles of the summer. Leng won the $1,500 bounty event a couple weeks ago for $272,765, while Matsuzuki took down the $10,000 stud eight-or-better event for $364,387.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Jordan Polk $197,461 912
2 Fernando Brito $122,032 760
3 Jesse Vilchez $85,320 608
4 Dan Matsuzuki $60,556 456
5 Samuel Welbourne $43,641 380
6 Ryan Leng $31,942 304
7 Kevin Iacofano $23,751 228
8 Alexander Ziskin $17,945 152

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