Maybe Monday at the 2014 WSOP didn’t produce the headline winners some were hoping for going into the day.
It did, however, prove once again the dominance of U.S. America…and the SEC.
First, in Event #19 ($1,500 NLH), retired U.S. fucking Marine Sergeant Ted Gillis defeated poker pro/non-Marine John Hennigan heads-up for a bracelet. U.S.-Fuckin-A. This was Gillis’ first bracelet and only second ever WSOP cash. For the win, he banks $514,027. Hennigan grabs $319,993 for second, and just misses his third bracelet, solely because he wasn’t ever in the fucking military.*
Event #20 ($3,000 NLH Shootout) had three one-time bracelets winners gunning for their second (Phil Galfond, Chris Bell, and Taylor Paur). However, online Triple Crown winner Kory Kilpatrick defeated them all, banking $254,891. Kilpatrick went to Rhodes College but currently resides in Athens, GA. The University of Georgia is in Athens, meaning Athens = SEC. So basically, this.
This could end up being The Year of the AmericanTM, as all WSOP events thus far but two have been captured by U.S. Americans.
In non-U.S. America/SEC news, Daniel Negreanu makes yet another run at bracelet #7. He’s among 21 remaining in 2014 WSOP Event #22 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E.). Get full chip counts here.
* Not scientifically proven yet.