WSOP 2016: Danny Le Wins His First Gold Bracelet in Event #22

Investment banker Scott Farnsworth who mistakenly entered the wrong tournament, finished in second place.

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Danny Le from Westminster, California won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and $188,815 in prize money in Event #22: $1500 Limit Hold’em.
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Danny Le from Westminster, California won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and $188,815 in prize money in Event #22: $1500 Limit Hold’em.

This was the third time the part time poker player from Vietnam cashed at the World Series of Poker winning his title against investment banker Scott Farnsworth.

In a strange turn of events, Farnsworth entered the wrong tournament by mistake, later saying: “I thought this was a no-limit tourney. I have never played limit. I spent the first 1/2 hour reading the betting rules online.”

Turns out he didn’t do too badly at all, finishing in second place and bagging $116,663 in prize money in the process.

After his win Le was jubilant saying: “I finally got a gold bracelet. I can’t believe it. I finally won a gold bracelet!... I think I’ll take a vacation to Cancun.”

Another notable finish was 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen who cashed for first time this year finishing in 44th place.

Events Finishing Today

Event #21: $3000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em which was due to finish yesterday, rolls into a final day of action today with Will Givens at the helm.

Notably Daniel Negreanu busted out in 19th place yesterday but will be seen back for Day 2 in Event #25: $2500 No-Limit Hold’em in his hunt for this seventh WSOP bracelet.

The final seat assignments and chip counts for the final day look like this:

Seat 1: Mark Herm – 2,770,000 (23 bb)
Seat 2: Will Givens – 6,030,000 (50 bb)
Seat 3: Martin Kozlov – 1,555,000 (12 bb)
Seat 4: Steven Thompson – 835,000 (6 bb)
Seat 5: Calvin Lee – 4,250,000 (35 bb)

27 players head into the final day of Event #23: $2000 No-Limit Hold’em with last year’s online WSOP bracelet winner Anthony Spinella leading the pack as chip leader with 1,060,000 chips.

The one to watch will be Event #24: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship—also heading into its last day of action today. Jason Mercier bagged the chip lead with 1,597,000 as 14 players remain in contention for the title. Jesse Martin sits behind Mercier with 1,244,000 chips and Nick Schulman sits at third with 1,170,000.

PokerStars online pro and Twitch superstar Jason Somerville busted out in 16th place.

June 17, 2016
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