The $1,500 Stud Eight-Or-Better Event saw as many as 595 players taking part in the event.
There were bracelet winners also in the fray. But, the title went to a 68-year-old retired man from Whiting in New Jersey called Ernest Bohn.
Bohn was not worried seeing such a strong line up enter the final table of the event. Bohn just believed his instincts and played with a clear mind. This has been the first ever cash prize that Ernest has got into the WSOP summer series and he was all over the moon.
Bohn said that he had come to Las Vegas with a plan in mind and it had worked for him. The end result is that he has taken the $1,500 Stud Eight-Or-Better Event title and also won his first gold bracelet of his career at 68 years of age. Bohn took home $173,228 first place prize money.
He had planned to play a lot of hi-lo tournaments and also decided to be very cautious in his approach. He did not want to rush things and wanted to seize every opportunity that comes his way. He was looking to play the best hands possible and did not want to give chase. All these ideas worked in his favor and the end result is that he was able to win the title and his first ever WSOP bracelet.
The second place went to William Kohler and he took home $107,063 as cash prize. The third place was won by Hal Rotholz who took home $74,200. There were plenty of popular players and former bracelet winners who made the deep run. Some of them were Don Zwein (10th place), Justin Bonomo (5th place), Timothy Finne (4th place), Joe Hachem (21st place), Randy Ohel (38th place) and Mike Leah (33rd place).