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John Racener Earns Second Career World Series Of Poker Bracelet

Florida Poker Pro Takes Down $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship


John RacenerWhile limit hold’em has seen more popular days in poker history, there were still 104 hopefuls who turned out for the $10,000 championship event at the 2024 World Series of Poker, all vying for the $308,930 first-place prize and the bracelet.

In the end, the title went to Florida poker pro John Racener, who picked up his second career WSOP title.

“I am just so happy to be out here, being able to play and grind,” he said after the win.

Racener is best known for finishing runner-up in the 2010 WSOP main event for more than $5.5 million, but he has proven to be a consistent force at the summer series for quite some time.

In 2017, he nearly won WSOP Player of the Year honors when he won his first bracelet in the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice championship. In total he has made 24 final tables at the WSOP.

His latest featured a number of bracelet winners, including Maxx Coleman (9th), Andrew Kelsall (8th), Ronnie Bardah (7th), Marco Johnson (3rd), and Chad Eveslage (2nd). Juha Helppi, who won the tournament in 2019, finished just outside the final table in 10th place.

Racener actually started the day as the shortest stack of the final 13 players, but managed to pick his spots and stay alive until surging during three-handed play.

Final Table Results

Place Player Payout POY Points PGT Points
1 John Racener $308,930 600 309
2 Chad Eveslage $205,954 500 206
3 Marco Johnson $142,245 400 142
4 Anthony Marsico $101,062 300 101
5 Shaymansundar Challa $73,922 250 74
6 Justin Kusumowidagdo $55,715 200 56
7 Ronnie Bardah $43,311 150 43
8 Andrew Kelsall $34,759 100 35

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Photo credits: WSOP / Omar Sader.