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Justin Pechie Scores His Second Career World Series Of Poker Bracelet

37-Year-Old Connecticut Pro Nabs Second WSOP Title 11 Years After His First


Justin Pechie won his first World Series of Poker bracelet back in 2011, taking down the $1,500 limit hold’em shootout event for $167,060.

Now 11 years later, he has secured bracelet no. 2.

Pechie, otherwise known as “looshle” online, topped a field of 1,774 players in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em freezeout event, banking $364,899 of the $2,368,290 overall prize pool. It was the largest score of his career.

“I haven’t really processed it," Pechie admitted to WSOP reporters after the win. "I never really looked at the amounts or payouts. I just came in and played how I felt I should play, and now it’s kind of sinking in.”

The Connecticut poker pro was a top-ranked online player during the poker boom and found success on the live tournament circuit with a runner-up finish at the WSOP Circuit Championship for $260,736 and a third-place showing in a WSOP $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event for another $206,207. He has five final table at the WSOP alone, including the 2015 Millionaire Maker.

In total, Pechie has cashed for more than $1.8 million in live events and almost $2 million online.

Steve Zolotow77-year-old Card Player columnist Steve Zolotow took fifth place for his second final table of the series, having finished fourth in the $2,500 no-limit hold’em freezeout as well. The two-time bracelet winner has put together quite the run since returning to the live felt in June of 2021, cashing for a combined $850,000.

The final table also featured three Frenchman in seventh-place finisher Michel Leibgorin, third-place finisher Maxime Parys, and runner-up Samuel Bifarella. Two-time WSOP Circuit winner David Dibernardi took sixth, while bracelet winner Jeremy Wien busted in ninth.

Other notables who made a deep run included Landon Tice (27th), Martin Jacobson (30th), Stefan Schillhabel (36th), Erkut Yilmaz (40th), Rafael Moraes (42nd), Kevin Schulz (45th), and Card Player’s own Barry Shulman (46th).

Final Table Results

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Justin Pechie $364,899 1,080
2 Samuel Bifarella $225,506 900
3 Maxime Parys $164,469 720
4 Kenny Robbins $121,224 540
5 Steve Zolotow $90,306 450
6 David Dibernardi $68,002 360
7 Michel Leibgorin $51,766 270
8 Jeremy Wien $39,843 180
9 Dwayne Sullivan $31,009 90

*Photo courtesy of WSOP

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