Stephen Song Snags WSOP Gold And $341,854 In $1k NLHE

Stephen Song added a gold bracelet to his brace of WSOP rings last night after seeing off a tough final table to land the $1k No-Limit Hold'em title and a career best $341,854 payday…

By: Andrew Burnett

The 2477 entries who kicked off the tournament had been whittled down to just six for day three, big names such as 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (16th for $13,830) and Shaun Deeb (29th for $8,989) running deep but unable to keep up with the relentless pace.

Those who were still in with a shout at the title included Ryan protential Laplante, looking for his second WSOP title and looking for a 4th place or better finish to take him through the $1million main WSOP barrier.

Song, however, held more than half of the chips as play commenced and he watched on as first Dominic Coombe departed in 6th spot, and then Sevak Mikaiel fell in 5th – both at the hands of Renato Kaneoya.

The Brazilian himself would bust next, however, albeit with a six-figure payday, and his own conqueror Ryan Laplante couldn’t make it all the way to gold either as he lost out to Song in an ace over ace battle.

A mere ten hands later and Stephen Song would be celebrating as he tabled pocket nines after calling Scot Masters’ big blind shove of pocket fives. A bricked board and Song was singing with joy.

Final results

1 Stephen Song $341,854
2 Scot Masters $211,177
3 Ryan Laplante $154,268
4 Renato Kaneoya $113,712
5 Sevak Mikaiel $84,581
6 Dominic Coombe $63,491



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