Trader Jeremy Wien Outguns The Pros To Lift Big Blind Gold

There are many poker players who indulge in trading as their main source of income, Bill Perkins the most notable perhaps, but very few – if any – have ever landed a WSOP gold bracelet, New York derivatives trader Jeremy Wien taking down the Big Blind Antes $5,000 NLHE title last night after a marathon heads-up battle lasting over 4 hours…

By: Andrew Burnett



As the tweet above says, Wien ought to have been back in his office Monday morning, but instead he was battling it out against some very serious players at the final table, including David Peters and Jake Schindler, two of the world’s best NLHE pros, although not everyone was happy to have a chance to watch them all in action… at least not while Daniel Negreanu was on the table over in the 8-game mix finale



Focusing on the positives, however, Wien – who said afterwards, "It's pretty surreal. I never really actually expected that it will ever happen but I dreamed about it" – continued his tight, plugging-away style which had seen him thread his way through the 518-entry field, all eyes on the bracelet and $537,710 up top.

Having already won a 1st-round match in the $10k Heads Up Championship event last week, Wien wasn’t overawed by the task facing him as he clashed with Spanish pro David Laka for the title, stating the ‘practice’ “gave me a lot of confidence that I could compete against these guys."

Compete he did and a four-hour plus battle ensued, the deadlock only broken with a huge pocket aces versus pocket queens hand, Wien’s rockets holding up and bringing him the bracelet and WSOP glory.

Final table results:

1 Jeremy Wien $537,710
2 David Laka $332,328
3 Eric Blair $228,307
4 Jake Schindler $159,575
5 John Amato $113,510
6 Shawn Buchanan $82,199
7 David Peters $60,618
8 Richard Tuhrim $45,538



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