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Jorden Fox Wins 2019 World Series of Poker $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em

32-Year-Old Poker Pro Defeats A Field of 3,253 Entries To Win His First Bracelet and $420,693


Jorden Fox has emerged victorious in the 2019 World Series of Poker $1,000 Double Stack no-limit hold’em event, defeating a field of 3,253 entries to win his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $420,693. The 32-Year-old poker pro from Long Beach, California now has $823,863 in career live tournament earnings.

“It’s the most amazing thing. I’m about to have a baby next month. I was only here to play three tournaments and this was the third one. I took 27th in the Main Event last year, which I thought was the best run ever, but this one was amazing," said Fox after coming out on top. "I’ve been playing poker for 12 years, and to win a bracelet now, at 32, is an absolute dream come true.”

In addition to the hardware and the money, Fox also earned 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was Fox’s first POY-qualified score of 2019, and it alone was enough to move him into 121st place in the 2019 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Fox came into the final day of this event as the chip leader with 11 players remaining. He scored his first knockout of the day by calling the three-bet all-in of Andrew Glauberg with ASpade Suit8Club Suit. Glauberg’s QClub Suit10Diamond Suit failed to improve, while Fox spiked an ace on the flop to secure the pot. Glauberg earned $47,173 as the eighth-place finisher.

Jayachandra Gangaiah scored two knockouts to overtake the lead heading into four-handed action. He completed the hat-trick by sending Simon Legat to the rail in fourth place ($142,648).

Jayachandra GangaiahFox had slipped somewhat as play got shorter-handed, but surged back in a big way as the result of a lucky runout. He got all-in with AClub SuitQSpade Suit up against the ASpade SuitAHeart Suit of WSOP bracelet winner Jeffrey Smith. The board came down QClub Suit6Heart Suit4Heart SuitQDiamond Suit6Spade Suit to give Fox queens full and the double up. With that he overtook the lead once again, while Smith fell to the bottom of the chip counts.

Shortly afterward Smith got his last chips in with QSpade SuitQClub Suit. Fox called with the ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit. He flopped an ace and held from there to knock Smith out in third place ($191,789).

With that Fox took nearly a 10-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play against Gangaiah. The shorter player managed to double up twice, but he couldn’t win his third all-in. Fox shoved from the button with ADiamond Suit4Club Suit for 20 million effective and Gangaiah made the call with 2Diamond Suit2Club Suit. The board came down AClub SuitJSpade Suit5Heart SuitJClub Suit4Diamond Suit and Fox made aces and jacks to lock up the title. Gangaiah took home $259,834 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Winnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jorden Fox $420,693 1,200
2 Jayachandra Gangaiah $259,834 1,000
3 Jeffrey Smith $191,789 800
4 Simon Legat $142,648 600
5 Marco Aurelio $106,917 500
6 Ryan Teves $80,760 400
7 Scott Vener $61,480 300
8 Andrew Glauberg $47,173 200
9 Christopher Andler $36,484 100

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.