Corey Thompson has managed to achieve victory in the 58th tournament of the 2016 WSOP series. It was the No-Limit Holdíem tournament whose buy-in reached $1,000 and levels lasted for 30 minutes. In the heads-up series he was able to defeat the German poker player Enrico Rudelitz. This victory brought Corey Thompson his first World Series of Poker title.
Thompson became quite famous in the world of poker after beating 389 participants of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Main Event in Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room. The victory in that tournament allowed him to collect $131,720, which was the highest payout for participation in poker tournaments in the career of the 27-year-old working class man from Florida.
The victory in the $1,000 No-Limit Holdíem Event became possible after defeating 1,397 opponents. It is interesting to note that all WSOP title winners were eliminated before the beginning of the final round. Therefore, Corey Thompson did not have very dangerous opponents at the final table.
The first busted player was Benjamin Reinhart. He took the 9th place and earned $16,827. Ryan Pochedly pocketed $21,897 for his 8th position in the final standings of the tournament. Matthew Chang received $28,842 (a 7th-place finish). Terry Fan earned $38,452 for his 6th place. Ankit Ahuja managed to occupy the fifth position and collect $51,878. He was followed by Darren Terazawa, whose 4th place brought him $70,821. William Liang took the third place and won $97,811. The runner up Enrico Rudelitz pocketed $136,651.
It was the first appearance of Corey Thompson at the final table. Despite the victory, Thompson admitted that Enrico Rudelitz had played better in the final round.
As for the other WSOP tournaments, we can inform our readers that Marius Gierse is taking a lead in the $5,000 No-Limit Holdíem Tournament. He should beat 46 players to win the event and earn $800,586.
David Prociak is currently occupying the first position in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Event. Its prize pool of $703,350 was collected by entry fees of 521 participants.
Michael Huntress is supposed to be the current leader of the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Event, whose $4.3 million prize pool was created by 184 poker players. It is important to note that its winner will obtain a life-changing amount of 1.1 million dollars. Ludovic Geilich, Cary Katz, and Dan Shak seem to be favorites of the tournament.