Steve Sung wins $25,000 six-max no-limit Hold’em bracelet
The biggest buy-in six max event at the WSOP came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday as a stacked final 18 players played down to a winner. After all was said and done it was Steve Sung who got to pose for the winners photo, claiming his second WSOP bracelet and $1,205,324. He defeated one of the best players in the world to get his hand on the gold as Phil Galfond was the runner-up. When heads-up play began Sung held the chip lead, but Galfond took the lead, before Sung won a huge pot to reclaim it once again. On the final hand Galfond three bet all-in pre-flop with Ks-Qh and Sung called with Jc-10d. The Kd-Th-Jh flop gave Sung the lead and he held onto it on the 6c turn and 5h river to win the bracelet.
For his runners-up finish Galfond pocketed $744,841, the final table was incredibly tough as Shannon Shorr (7th), Richard Lyndaker (6th), Max Lehmanski (5th), Stephen Chidwick (4th) and Dani Stern (3rd) all made the final table. Whilst in the money finishers included: Igor Kurganov (11th), David Benyamine (14th) and Marvin Rettenamaier (16th).