The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event has only just started to flex its ample muscles, but in the run up to "The Big Dance," there were plenty of big winners. Let's find out who they were.
Event #46: $50,000 Poker Player Championship - John Hennigan
John "World" Hennigan became the latest top-tier professional to take down the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. The 2014 edition awarded its champion $1,517,767.
Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em - Jesse McEuen
Jesse McEuen won $212,093, which should be enough to get him back in the game. McEuen's story was one of rags-to-riches after he gave himself one last roll of the dice to play in the 2014 WSOP.
Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low - Tyler Patterson
Tyler Patterson upset many Fantasy Poker players by defeating Scott "BigRisky" Clements heads-up in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Event. Clements is a popular choice for fantasy players as he's great at everything, perhaps not as great as Patterson here, though.
Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - David Miscikowski
David Miscikowski won the battle of difficult-to-pronounce-surnames with Norbet Szecsi in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event. Miscikowski netted and impressive $719,707 for his win.
Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix - Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey reportedly had hundreds of thousands of dollars riding on either himself or Daniel Negreanu winning a WSOP bracelet at the 2014 WSOP and managed to cash those bets in by winning the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix.
Surely it is only a matter of time before he catches and passes Phil Hellmuth's 13-WSOP titles?
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack - Hugo Pingray
The Monster Stack was tamed by the excellently named Hugo Pingray who swept aside the popular Joseph McKeehan to get his hands on the whopping $1,327,083 first place prize.
Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship - David Olson
Limit Hold'em may not be as fashionable as it once was, but try telling that to David Olson who won the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $303,909.
Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Haixia Zhang
Haixia Zhang beat Mikiyo Aoki heads-up in the Ladies Championship, taking home $153,470 in what was the nicest smelling live poker tournament ever held.
Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low - Florian Langmann<.h3>
Florian Langmann scooped the $297,650 first place prize in the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low event to ensure yet another gold bracelet was heading back across the Atlantic Ocean and towards Germany.
Event #55: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Asi Moshe
Asi Moshe added $582,321 to his bankroll when he won the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, sending Canadian amateur Michael Ferrer to the sidelines in second place.
Moshe had reached the final table of this event in 2013.
Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Mike Kachan
$403,483 was Mike Kachan's reward for navigating his way through the vast field of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event, eventually defeating Jeff Blenkarn heads-up to claim the title and the coveted gold bracelet.
Event #57: $1,000,000 Big One For One Drop - Daniel Colman
One of the biggest talking points of the 2014 WSOP was not that Daniel Colman won over $15.3 million for winning the Big One For One Drop, but the fact he refused to do a winner's interview after winning $15.3 million!
Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em - Jared Jaffee
Jared Jaffee beat Mike "SirWatts" Watson heads-up in the $1,500 Mixed-Max event to ensure the unofficial -- and unwanted -- title of best poker player not to have won a bracelet remains with Watson.
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low - Phillip Hui
Phillip Hui showed the world that he is one of the best fixed limit split pot Omaha players in the world by taking down he $3,000 buy-in event bearing the same name. Hui defeated Zack Milchman heads-up to claim the $286,976 first place prize.
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Salman Jaddi
Salman Jaddi banked $614,248 when he beat Brandon Hall heads-up to claim the title of Event #60's champion, just in time to parley it into a Main Event entry.
Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship - Matt Grapenthien
Matt Grapenthien brushed aside Todd Brunson in the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud event and collected $268,473 for his victory. Grapenthien chose to have the Irish anthem played at his bracelet ceremony as he has duel citizenship.
Event #62: $1,111 Little One For One Drop - Igor Dubinskyy
Igor Dubinskyy overcame the near 20% rake of the Little One for One Drop and boosting his poker bankroll by $647,539, resigning Theodore Driscoll to a runner-up finish.
Event #63: $1,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix - Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney is one of the most accomplished poker players in the world, but a WSOP bracelet always eluded him. That was until he won the six-handed 10-Game Mix at the start of July for $153,220.
Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship - Pat Walsh
Pat Walsh won the penultimate bracelet of the 2014 WSOP when he took down the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Walsh beat Javed Abrahams heads-up to claim the $923,379 first place prize.
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