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Frank Funaro Wins $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty For Second Career WSOP Bracelet

New Jersey Poker Pro Bests 486 Entries In Fast-Paced Affair To Earn $612,997


Frank Funaro is now a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner after surviving the wild ride that was the 2024 WSOP $10,000 super turbo bounty no-limit hold’em event. The 29-year-old poker pro from Sewell, New Jersey navigated his way through a field of 486 entries to emerge victorious with the hardware and the top prize of $612,997.

This was the second-largest score of his career, trailing only the $1,301,000 he earned as the fifth-place finisher in the 2022 World Poker Tour World Championship. He now has more than $4.2 million in recorded tournament earnings after this massive win.

Funaro also earned 1,800 Card Player Player of the Year points and 613 PokerGO Tour points as the champion of this event. He now sits inside the top 100 in the 2024 POY race standings presented by Global Poker, and is a top-25 contender in the PGT standings, thanks to this big win.

This was Funaro’s first live bracelet, having recorded his previous victory during the 2022 WSOP Online festival. He took down the $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em championship during the domestic segment of the series for a $94,096 payday.

The top 73 finishers earned a piece of the $4,519,800 prize pool in this event. Big names that ran deep included 2014 WSOP main event champion Martin Jacobson (19th), defending champion of this event and 17-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (15th), 2023 WSOP Player of the Year Ian Matakis (11th), two-time WSOP main event final tablist Antoine Saout (7th), Aliaksei Boika (5th), and Oliver Weis (4th). This was Weis’ third final table of the year, including a big win in a high roller at the European Poker Tour Paris festival. This deep run was enough to move him into 19th place in the POY standings.

Michael RoccoMichael Rocco was the next to fall. He got all-in with pocket sevens leading the A-7 of bracelet winner Shota Nakanishi, but the board brought an ace to end Rocco’s run in third place ($282,983).

This was Rocco’s third final-table finish of the WSOP, having also placed third in a $25,000 high roller and seventh in the $10,000 Big O championship. He now sits in 25th place in the POY standings, with one title won and seven total final tables on the year.

Nakanishi was well out in front at the start of heads-up play, but Funaro came out swinging. He managed multiple double-ups early and was soon in the lead. In the final hand, he shoved with JDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit for just over five big blinds effective from the button. Nakanishi called with AClub Suit9Spade Suit. The board ran out JSpade Suit6Club Suit4Heart SuitJClub Suit4Spade Suit and Funaro made jacks full to bring the event to a close.

Nakanishi earned a career-best payday of $408,658 as the runner-up. The 2022 $10000 short deck championship winner now has more than $927,000 in career earnings.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Frank Funaro $612,997 1800 613
2 Shota Nakanishi $408,658 1500 409
3 Michael Rocco $282,983 1200 283
4 Oliver Weis $199,342 900 199
5 Aliaksei Boika $142,892 750 143
6 Steve Buell $104,261 600 104
7 Antoine Saout $77,460 450 77
8 Ludovic Geilich $58,616 300 59

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Winner photo credit: PokerGO / Enrique Malfavon.