Pat Lyons Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet Ever
A year that’s been particularly gruelling to some, has turned out one of the best years ever for Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons, who has just won his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Lyons, who in 2016 won the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event, this time round outlasted a field a whopping 1,382 entries strong, making his way all the way towards the pole finishing position of the WSOP Online $777 No-Limit Hold’em event. Not only did Lyons win his first ever WSOP gold bracelet, but he also got to bank the $173,551 top prize in sizzling hot WSOP winner’s cash.
His latest big score means that Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons now has well in excess of $1.5 million in recorded tournament prize money wins to show for his efforts – not to mention victories achieved on two major Poker tours.
Big Names In The Money
The most recent field consisted of 917 players alongside a total of 465 re-entries. This caused the grand final prize pool to settle at an incredible $967,400 in total prize money up for grabs by the 207 top-scoring players.
Some pretty big-name players made it into the money-pool too. Big name participants included Freddy “nevera” Deeb, who managed to rack up $1,064 in prize money for his 207th-place finish, Daniel “PepperPrince” Zack, whose magic landed him $1,258 in return for a 147th finish, and six-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (that’s right, the amicable Canadian Kid Poker), who managed to score it up on the winner’s end of the field by claiming his $1,354 share of the prize money for his 123rd-position finish.
Other big-name in-the-money finishers uppers included Ryan “Potential” Laplante, Chris “Robotbob47” Moorman, and Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili.
Ginley No Match For Lyons
By the time the final table of 9 top-finishing Poker studs had been set, and its participants booked, it was Barry “MLB” Wegner holding the chip lead. It should be mentioned that Lyons was at this stage himself holding on to a stack not exactly consisting of small change.
Dave “DunningKugr” Alfa, despite having taken his seat at the final table in fourth-best stack position, almost immediately met his doom by having been eliminated from the final table ahead of everyone else.
Overall 3rd-place Main Event finisher Barry “MLB” Wegner would also emerge the man to be ousted at the hands of Lyons’ call from the small blind supported by his Ace of Hearts and King of Clubs.
In the end, it would be Chris “NJ_GLive” Ginley bowing out last of all to the staying power of Lyons. Ginley earned an equally impressive $107,478 in runner-up prize money.