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WSOP -- Jorg Peisert Wins Event No. 52

Wins First Career Bracelet and Takes Home $506,800


Jorg Peisert Wins Event No. 52Jorg Peisert had never cashed at the World Series Of Poker prior to registering in event No. 52 ($3,000 triple-chance no-limit hold’em). By the time the final card hit the felt for the tournament, Peisert had his first career WSOP bracelet, winning the event and taking home a nice payday $506,800.

The three-day event attracted 854 players and paid 81 places. The field was filled with many notable names on day 1, but many of them failed to survive into the second day, including Andy Black, Eric Froehlich, Chris Ferguson, and Liv Boeree. On the flip side, some notables who were able to take home some cash included Kathy Liebert, Nenad Medic, Roy Winston, Nick Binger, and Isaac Baron.

The final day of play saw 16 players return to play down to a champion. Peisert was in fifth chip position at the start of the day. By the time the final table was set, Peisert was third in chips and in striking distance of the chip leader. He had to deal with a table that included Jason Somerville, Karga Holt, and Michael Katz.

Peisert proceeded to knock out four players at the final table and entered heads-up play against Jason DeWitt with nearly a 5-1 chip lead. Peisert never slowed down, and on the final hand, he had DeWitt all in with just one overcard to Peisert’s pocket nines. The pair held up, and Peisert made his first career WSOP cash a flashy one, taking home his first bracelet and $506,800.

Here are the official final table results:

1. Jorg Peisert — $506,800
2. Jason DeWitt — $313,227
3. Benjamin Gilbert — $205,180
4. Michael Noda — $142,035
5. Jason Somerville – $103,591
6. Michael Katz — $79,385
7. Karga Holt — $63,781
8. William Erickson – $53,622
9. Wes Watson — $47,070

Here are the elimination hands, as reported on’s live updates:

Wes Watson Eliminated in Ninth Place ($47,070)

Jason DeWitt raised to 38,000, and Wes Watson reraised all in from the cutoff for 189,000. DeWitt made the call. Their cards:

DeWitt: KClub Suit JHeart Suit
Watson: 7Club Suit 7Diamond Suit

Board: QHeart Suit 4Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit JDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit

Watson was eliminated in ninth place on the hand. DeWitt grew his stack to 1,750,000.

William Erickson Eliminated in Eighth Place ($53,622)

William Erickson moved all in for 228,000 from early position, and Jorg Peisert made the call from the small blind. Their cards:

Peisert: QHeart Suit QDiamond Suit
Erickson: AClub Suit 10Heart Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit 6Club Suit 3Club Suit KClub Suit 6Diamond Suit

Erickson was eliminated in eighth place on the hand. Peisert took the chip lead with close to 2 million.

Karga HoltKarga Holt Eliminated in Seventh Place($63,781)

Michael Katz raised to 76,000 from under the gun, and the action folded around to Karga Holt in the small blind. He moved all in for over 500,000 total, and the big blind mucked. Katz made the call and tabled KDiamond Suit QDiamond Suit, while Holt was in dominating position with AHeart Suit KHeart Suit. Unfortunately for Holt, things can change pretty rapidly in this game, especially when the flop comes KClub Suit KSpade Suit QSpade Suit, as it did. Holt was stunned and needed an ace to survive. The turn was the JSpade Suit, and the river was the 2Diamond Suit, offering no help, and Holt was eliminated.

Michael Katz Eliminated in Sixth Place ($79,385)

Jorg Peisert raised to 150,000, and Michael Katz moved all in for the fourth time in five hands.

Peisert called with pocket threes, and Katz was well ahead with pocket fours. But the flop brought a trey, busting Katz from the tournament.

Jason SomervilleJason Somerville Eliminated in Fifth Place ($103,591)

Jason Somerville moved all in from the small blind with KDiamond Suit 7Heart Suit, and Jason DeWitt called with ADiamond Suit 6Heart Suit.

The board helped neither player, and Somerville was eliminated from his second final table of the Series.

Michael Noda Eliminated in Fourth Place ($142,035)

Jorg Peisert raised to 170,000 and Michael Noda reraised to 430,000.

Peisert reraised an unknown amount, and Noda moved in. Pesiert snap-called with J-10, and Noda turned over AHeart Suit QSpade Suit.

The board ran out KHeart Suit 4Spade Suit 2Spade Suit 10Club Suit 9Diamond Suit, and Noda was eliminated.

Benjamin Gilbert Eliminated in Third Place ($205,180)

Benjamin Gilbert moved all in for 560,000, and Jorg Peisert called with AClub Suit 8Heart Suit. Gilbert showed 9Spade Suit 5Spade Suit, and it failed to win when the board came ADiamond Suit 7Diamond Suit 7Heart Suit 10Club Suit 9Heart Suit.

Jason DeWittJorg Peisert Wins Event No. 52 ($506,800) Jason DeWitt Eliminated in Second Place ($313,227)

With a 7-1 chip lead, it was only a matter of time before Peisert closed things out. On the final hand, Peisert raised to 180,000, and DeWitt moved all in for his last 600,000.

Peisert called with 9Heart Suit 9Diamond Suit, and DeWitt was in trouble with KHeart Suit 4Club Suit.

The board came ADiamond Suit 7Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 6Spade Suit 10Club Suit, and DeWitt was eliminated. Peisert wins his first career bracelet and about half a million dollars.