Bryce Yockey has won his first World Series of Poker bracelet and $511,147 at the 2017 $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo Championship.
"It's definitely a bucket list thing," the long time grinder said. "I've always really wanted to win one. This is my fifth final table and I had two previous ones in PLO8. And I felt like I either blew it or got super unlucky both times. So, it's super retarding to play this tournament and it's the first time it's a $10K."
With his previous success in this specific poker variant, Yockey liked his chances in the event from the outset of the tournament.
"I told everyone before the event that I'm going to go out there and win it," said Yockey. "I tried to make as many side bets as I could just came through. It's just like 'This one really fells good. It's different from like winning a $1,500 tournament. There are a lot of those. This is the first one of these and there are a lot of tough pros to get through and stuff. It felt good to get here."
Long time pro Josh Arieh was coming the top five finishers as was controversial player Chris Ferguson, who in 2011 was embroiled in a ponzi scheme tied to the now-defunct Full Tilt Poker.
Final Table Results:
1st: Bryce Yockey - $511,1471
2nd: Jeremy Joseph - $315,911
3rd: Josh Arieh - $216,077
4th: Chris Ferguson - $150,929
5th: Quentin Krueger - $107,709
6th: Christopher Roth - $78,569
7th: Ray Henson - $58,612
8th: Kate Hoang - $44,738
- Ace King, Gambling911.com