The BigOne is done.
Tony Gregg took down 2013 WSOP Event #47 ($111,111 NLH), earning his first bracelet and over $4.8M.
Gregg, whose definitely got a cablanasian vibe going, isn’t necessarily well-known to the mass poker audience (until now!), but he’s absolutely well-respected among the pro circuit. One of Greg Merson’s close friends and railers, he’s got a WPT title under his belt, a PCA final table, and last month came in second at the EPT Grand Final High Roller final table. As Merch would say, “Whoo-hooo, that man is running hotter than a spit-fire canary on a hot tin roof in Mississip-ah in July.”
Very little known fact, but two years ago when we tried to figure out who Asian Spa was, Gregg was among our 10 finalists. Wasn’t him.
Gregg defeated Chris Klodnicki ($2,985,495) heads-up for the title. Antonio Esfandiari finished fourth ($1,433,438).
In other 2013 WSOP news…
:: Event #49 ($1,500 NLH) – Chalk another one up for the 2005’ers. Hendon Mobber Barney Boatman outlasted a field of 2,247 to win his first bracelet. Boatman banks $546,080 for the win. Get full results here.
:: Event #50 ($2,500 10-Game Mix) – Brandon Wong won-g his first bracelet and $220,061. Surprisingly friends and familyTM final table. Get full results here.
:: Event #51 ($1,000 Ladies) – Final table time. Shana Matthews is the chip leader. Amanda ‘Bakes’ Baker (why not) also remains. She finished 11th in this event in 2011. Get full final table chip counts here.
:: Event #52 ($25,000 NLH Six-Handed) – Down to a stacked final 18 that includes Phil Galfond, Dani Stern, Steve Sung, Todd Terry, Shannon Shorr, not a woman, David “Bakes” Baker of the Lance Bradly TM’d “Fabulous Baker Boys,” Marvin Rettenmaier, David Benyamine, and Christian Harder. First pays $1,205,324. Get full chip counts here.
The $50,000 Players Championship also kicks off this afternoon. Good day of poker action. Follow that live on wsop.com.