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Thibault Perissat Speeds To Bracelet In World Series of Poker Super Turbo Bounty Event

French Player Survives 17-Hour Sprint To Earn $197,308 and His First Bracelet

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The first single-day live event of the 2024 World Series of Poker is in the books. The $1,000 super turbo bounty no-limit hold’em freezeout drew 2,639 entries. The event kicked off at 10:00 AM and continued until just short of 3:00 AM the following morning. When the dust settled after the roughly 17-hour sprint, it was France’s Thibault Perissat who hoisted the bracelet and collected the top prize of $197,308. This marked the 41st WSOP bracelet won by a French player.

Perissat’s first WSOP cash came in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em six-max event, which is still ongoing. He placed 264th for $3,006.

In addition to the hardware and the money, Perissat also earned 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points, which were enough to catapult him into 166th place in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

The top 396 finishers earned a share of the $2,322,320 prize pool, with big names that ran deep including four-time bracelet winner and 2009 WSOP main event champion Joe Cada (54th), six-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh (14th), and two-time bracelet winner Jesse Yaginuma (4th).

Nevan Chang took out Yaginuma in fourth place, but then unable to win his next preflop showdown. His 10-9 suited was flipping against the pocket threes of Ron Schindelheim. Neither player connected with a king-high runout and Chang was eliminated in third place ($96,965).

Heads-up play began with Schindelheim holding nearly a 3:2 lead over Perissat. The tables turned when Perissat’s Q-10 won an all-in against A-10, with a queen on the river giving Perissat more than a 3:1 lead of his own. The final hand saw Schindelheim shove from the button with JClub Suit10Heart Suit. Perissat called the all-in of roughly 15 big blinds with QHeart Suit5Heart Suit. The board came down ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit8Club Suit9Heart Suit9Club Suit, and queen high was enough to earn the pot and the bracelet for Perissat. Schindelheim cashed for $131,571 as the runner-up.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Thibault Perissat $197,308 1200
2 Ron Schindelheim $131,571 1000
3 Nevan Chang $96,965 800
4 Jesse Yaginuma $72,115 600
5 Gary Leibovitz $54,129 500
6 Cole Griffith $41,007 400
7 Dinesh Alt $31,358 300
8 Hrair Yapoudjian $24,207 200
9 Anthony Monin $18,866 100

Visit the Card Player 2024 World Series of Poker page for schedules, news, interviews, and the latest event results. WSOP coverage sponsored by Global Poker.

Photo credits: WSOP / Hayley Hochstetler.