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2024 World Series of Poker: Peter Park and Erlend Melsom Win Latest Bracelets

A Look At The Results From The $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty and $3,000 Freezeout Events

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The 2024 World Series of Poker has reached its halfway point. 50 of the 99 live bracelet events have already concluded, with $145.5 million in prize money awarded so far at the 55th annual WSOP. Below we will take a closer look at two of the latest tournaments to wrap up at the series.

2024 WSOP $1,500 NLH Super Turbo Bounty Freezeout

A total of 2,110 entries turned out for the ultra-fast-paced $1,500 no-limit hold’em super turbo bounty freezeout, resulting in a prize pool of $2,816,850. While 315 players lasted long enough to earn a piece of that pot, only one would walk away with the bracelet. That player was Peter Park, who earned $240,724 as the champion.

This tournament took a single day to play down from multiple thousands of entries to a champion. Several big names joined Park at the business-end of this event, including bracelet winner Allan Le (12th), two-time bracelet winner Quinn Do (11th), Joe Kuether (9th), and 2021 World Poker Tour Venetian champion Qing Liu (4th).

Mark Dube, who finished fourth in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em six max just a few weeks earlier for $112,362, ended up finishing second in this event for another $160,474. Dube now has more than $3.1 million in tournament earnings.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Peter Park $240,724 1080
2 Mark Dube $160,474 900
3 Adria Dalmau $117,451 720
4 Qing Liu $86,821 540
5 Jungyang Lin $64,828 450
6 Jose Rodriguez $48,899 360
7 Zhigang Yang $37,264 270
8 Julio Novo $28,693 180
9 Joe Kuether $22,326 90

2024 WSOP $3,000 NLH Freezeout

Erlend MelsomErlend Melsom topped a field of 1,252 players in the $3,000 no-limit hold’em freezeout, his first bracelet and the largest chunk of the $3,342,840 prize pool. Melsom walked away with $523,195, blowing away his previous top score of $64,758 earned for a sixth-place finish in the 2011 European Poker Tour Tallinn main event.

The Norwegian now has $604,323 in recorded tournament scores after this victory. He is just the eighth player from his home country to win a WSOP bracelet, with Thor Hansen and 2022 main event champion Espen Jorstad having both won two titles at the series to bring the nation’s total to 10.

Two-time bracelet winner Maxx Coleman finished sixth for $98,128, while recent $25,000 buy-in fourth-place finisher David Stamm earned $132,053 for a fifth-place showing in this event. Bulgaria’s Nikolay Yosifov was the runner-up, taking home a career-best payday of $348,784.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Erlend Melsom $523,195 1440
2 Nikolay Yosifov $348,784 1200
3 Ben Hoy $249,005 960
4 Jonathan Schwartz $180,127 720
5 David Stamm $132,053 600
6 Maxx Coleman $98,128 480
7 Joseph Carden $73,925 360
8 Uri Reichenstein $56,472 240
9 Morgan Petro $43,751 120

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 / Rachel Kay Winter, Spenser Sembrat.