Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #1: $565

Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em

Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em


Jordan Hufty was overwhelmed with feeling only minutes in the wake of winning Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em for $61,909. Hufty vanquished Jodie Sanders in a tiresome heads-up coordinate that kept going about four hours. It was fitting these two players were left standing when every one of the pieces became alright, as they were the chip pioneers all through the whole day.

In the wake of grasping his companions on the rail, Hufty paused for a minute to himself at the component table on the fundamental stage and was seen wiping tears from his eyes. At the point when gotten some information about the feeling of winning a World Seris of Poker gold armlet, Hufty attempted to locate the correct words.

“I’ve pondered this consistently throughout the previous 15 years and for it to really happen is simply mind boggling.”

The Aria poker merchant and floorman rushed to credit two or three his dear companions for his prosperity.

“I moved from Michigan to Las Vegas with these two folks and none of this would be conceivable without them.”

Hufty says 95% of his poker is played on the web, 4% in live money diversions, and possibly he discovers time for 1% in live competitions. Coming into today, he just had $1,900 in profession live competition profit however that number will develop exponentially now.

“I have an energy for poker, it’s simply something you can’t clarify. It’s decent this happened so ahead of schedule in the arrangement so I will most likely fire a couple of more occasions all over.”

Toward the beginning of the day, Hufty felt genuinely certain coming in as one of the biggest stacks and said he simply expected to adhere to his arrangement.

“I felt sure and I knew I simply expected to abstain from committing errors and exploit my adversary’s slip-ups. When you are 70 major blinds profound heads-up, it can be a pound, however I never lost core interest.”

A few players will frequently get apprehensive being on the huge stage and under the lights out of the blue, yet that didn’t appear to bother Hufty.

“I’ve managed a great deal of nosebleed recreations and even been at this table on Poker After Dark previously, just on its opposite side. I didn’t get a handle on of place on the huge stage like I figured I would.”

Hufty specified he will take a few days off to celebrate and some tequila shots may be on tap for the end of the week.

Last Table Results


Place Player Country Prize (USD)
1st Jordan Hufty United States $61,909
2nd Jodie Sanders United States $38,246
3rd Katie Kopp United States $26,250
4th Zachary Seymour United States $18,332
5th Won Kim United States $13,031
6th Tom Booker United States $9,432
7th Thomas Yenowine United States $6,953
8th Skyler Yeaton United States $5,222
9th Jason Pepper United States $3,998
10th Brad Helm United States $3,120

Occasion Summary

In what has turned into the standard opening occasion of the World Series of Poker, the Casino Employees occasion kicked the mid year off with another extraordinary turnout. Late enrollment stayed open for 12 levels and a sum of 566 sections were represented. This exceptional competition doesn’t really draw in the enormous names in the poker world, yet rather it unites the gaming business for an amusement that they all adoration.

Some natural countenances to take to the felt included previous gold arm jewelery victors Mike Majerus, Chad Holloway, Jon Friedberg, and shielding champion Bryan Hollis. WSOP web-based social networking phenom, Kevin Mathers, sat down alongside PokerNews workers Simkha Blank and Milko van Winden. None of whom could turn up a stack to profit.

It wasn’t long after the supper break on Day 1 when the cash bubble burst with Jason Bardol and Ryan Side busting on a similar hand. The two players would part the min-money of $837 and the rest of the 84 players celebrated in fervor. There was an aggregate of $283,000 up for snatches and the ends began to come quick and angrily towards the finish of Day 1.

A couple of notables to profit included Jon Friedberg (81st Place – $862), Ty Stewart (52nd Place – $1,085), Isaac Hanson (38th Place – $1,227), Johnny Gagelonia (33rd Place – $1,418), and previous wristband victor Dieter Dechant (seventeenth Place – $2,018). After an entire 20 levels were played on Day 1, there were only 13 players as yet remaining with a shot at the title.

The activity got off to a speedy begin on Day 2 with twofold knockouts occurring on different events. The official last table was down to only eight players previously the primary level achieved its end. Not long from that point forward, Skyler Yeaton, Thomas Yenowine, Tom Booker, Won Kim, and Zachary Seymour all hit the rail one after another inside 60 minutes. It looked just as it would be a speedy last table however the staying three players were still genuinely profound.

Three-gave play went on for about a hour and a half with Hufty constantly holding the chip lead. Katie Kopp was on the short stack yet she set up a decent battle before in the long run running into Hufty’s pocket experts. That set the phase for the two chip pioneers to fight in an epic heads-up duel.

Hufty began solid and worked his way towards the two million chip stamp before Sanders began to wrestle it away. The chips swung forward and backward for a considerable length of time with Sanders quickly guaranteeing the lead for a hand or two. Hufty was plainly the more forceful of the match, and he in the end assembled excessively energy for Sanders to overcome. After about four hours of heads-up activity, Sanders got the majority of his chips in the center with stash threes and was called by the lord ruler of Hufty. The board looked ok for a Sanders bend over, yet when the merchant put the ruler on the waterway, Hufty separated in the wake of catching his first WSOP gold arm ornament.

That conveys a conclusion to another occasion inside the Rio Convention Center for the PokerNews live detailing group. There is still a lot of activity in the encompassing rooms that will wrap up later today and proceed with tomorrow.