Australian Mike Wattel has earned his second career World Series of Poker bracelet, beating out a small field of 88 and taking home $235,451.
Wattel, an experienced and expert player in most poker formats, had no special formula for success at a loaded final table. “I was just going to play A-B-C [poker] and try to make hands.... I didn't completely have a strategy; I was just going with each hand.”
His career WSOP earnings to date total $2,247,383.
Final-Table Payouts (earned POY points in parentheses):
1st: Mike Wattel, $245,451 (134.8)
2nd: Chris Ferguson, $151,700 (114.8)
3rd: Perry Friedman, $104,416 (101.4)
4th: Sean Amir Mirrasouli, $73,810 (90.3)
5th: John Monnette, $53,621 (81.2)
6th: Bryce Yockey, $40,066 (73.7)
7th: Shaun Deeb, $30,817 (67.5)
8th: David Benyamine, $24,419 (62.5)