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2014 WSOP Event #28 $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Hold'em

by Joseph Smith Sr.

World Series of Poker Event #28 was a $10,000 buy-in World Championship of Pot-Limit Hold'em.  One hundred sixty players, including many well known professionals and WSOP bracelet holders, settled into their seats at the Rio Hotel & Casino for the run to the cash and gold.   

The top 18 players earned a share of the $1,504,000 prizepool with the winner taking down almost $400 thousand and one of those most sort after WSOP gold bracelets.

A few of the familiar faces at the final table belonged to Todd Brunson, Barny Boatman and Chino Rheem.  Another well known poker professional, Dan Shak, bubbled out of the final table and collected $30,516 for 10th place.

Alex Bilokur of Russia had to overcome a 9 to 1 chip disadvantage to defeat Matt O'Donnell in heads-up play to win the World Championship event.

The following lists the nine final table players' order of finish and prize money won.

  1. Alex Bilokur -------------  $398,567

  2. Matt O'Donnell ----------  $246,310

  3. Alexander Venovski-----  $178,434

  4. Chino Rheem ------------  $131,705

  5. Ismael Bojang -----------  $98,978

  6. Todd Brunson------------  $75,681

  7. Pratyush Buddiga -------  $58,851

  8. Richard Lyndaker -------  $46,533

  9. Barny Boatman----------  $37,389

Congratulations to Alex Bilokur for taking his first WSOP gold bracelet and World Championship WSOP win in Event #28.

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