Ian Johns has just managed to obtain his third WSOP title by winning the $10,000 Buy-In Limit Hold'em Tournament. It is a fairly good result for a gambler who visits only a few events per year.
The $10,000 Buy-In Limit Hold'em Tournament lasted for three days and was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The victory in this event allowed Mr. Johns to pocket 290,635 dollars in addition to his third title.
According to the winner, he has never hoped to become so successful, since it is quite difficult to win poker tournaments participating in several competitions per year. Along with Jason Mercier he was able to get two WSOP gold bracelets this year. Two weeks ago, he managed to occupy the first position in the final standings of the H.O.R.S.E. Tournament. The entry fee for this event reached $1,500. The winner collected $212,604. His total earnings in the World Series of Poker tournaments exceeded 1,000,000 dollars.
Johns admitted that he could win thanks to his attentiveness, concentration, and focusing on the gameplay.
The number of participants of the $10,000 Buy-In Limit Hold'em Tournament reached 110. They helped generate $1,034,000 of the total prize pool. Money prizes were provided for the best seventeen poker players.
The ninth place was occupied by a Canadian poker player of the Vietnamese origin Anh Van Nguyen. He was the first eliminated player at the final table. Anyway, this misfortune allowed him to earn $24,140. Brian Rast from the United States took the 8th place and pocketed $29,855. Brock Parker, who won WSOP titles three times, collected $37,888 for his 7th position. A 6th-place finish allowed a two-time winner of WSOP tournaments Bill Chen to collect $49,304. Jeff Thompson got 65,752 for his fifth position in the final standings. The fourth place was taken by David Chiu from Las Vegas.
This five-time owner of WSOP titles received $89,810. The Russian professional poker player Alexander Balynskiy occupied the third position. He managed to earn $125,571.
The heads-up round was played by Johns against an inexperienced player Sean Berrios from Virgin Islands. The future winner had a serious advantage at the beginning of the round. His number of chips was three times higher. This advantage allowed Ian Johns to beat his opponent, who could collect $179,635.