In a thrilling game of $10,000 Super Bounty Turbo tournament, Brian Green won his first ever WSOP Bracelet for his Poker career on Thursday afternoon after outlasting a total of 204 other players. It also happens to be the First bracelet win of the 2019 World Series of Poker games. But there's more up for grabs for the lucky winner from the Texas native. As a matter of fact, he also ended up pocketing $345,669 which rounded off to be his 27th career WSOP cash at his fourth WSOP final table. His previous best has been quoted as being a runners- up in the $5000 Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2002 WSOP.
After the win, Brian Green, winner of World Series of Poker (WSOP) Bracelet, 2019 was quoted as saying - “It feels wonderful. I’ve come close several times so to finally win one kind of gets the monkey off my back. Now I can play poker and not really have that on my mind”. Brian Green only recently shifted base to Vegas, which he thinks could have worked in his favour this summer as he has been coming for over a hundred days every year for the last few years but never managed to win the bracelet. He says this as this was Brian's fourth WSOP final table and he has previously secured a Second as well as third place finish.
These wins were secured during consecutive years of 2001 and 2002. Wherein, he finished third to Hemish Shah in the year 2001 and in 2002 he rounded off the second position after the WSOP Hall of Famer Jen Harman. In another game during the year 2016, he finished fifth in the High Roller for One Drop tournament. Brian Green said he plays well against pro- heavy fields and also went ahead to add that he loves turbo style tournaments. What was more interesting is that he was friends with some of the other guys at the table.
Beyond just the list of players that made the final table, the Event #2 field drew some of poker’s finest players including super stars like Erik Seidel (25th), Nick Schulman (15th), Benjamin Pollak (16th), Darren Elias (11th). To secure the bracelet winning position, Brian had to defeat his good friend Ali Imsirovic, who is only 24 years of age. As for Ali, he is now $5,098,110 richer all thanks to live tournament cashes as opposed to his $11,541 balance at the start of 2017.
Post the win, Green was quoted as saying - “We hang out a lot, so we were joking a lot that I didn’t have a chance because he runs so great. I actually kind of believed it a little bit. In the end, I got lucky. I think either one of us was going to be happy if the other had won.”
Brian entered the tournament with nine big blinds and it wasn't long after Green took the lead to defeat all the other competing players and take home his first WSOP Bracelet. This win has given him an edge in the Player of the Year race and who knows the benefit of being in his home field brings him more success this year around.
The is touted as the most prestigious and coveted non monetary reward that a player can be bestowed with as part of this game. Most poker players wish to receive the recognition that comes along with winning this bracelet. According to Poker enthusiasts, there are two different types of Poker players, one who have the coveted bracelet and others who don't. Well, this says enough about the prestige attached with this gold band.
The winning list for the final table can be checked out below :
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