Hennigan Wins Another WSOP Bracelet

Now that the 2024 World Series of Poker is officially underway, there are going to be some big poker news stories every single night. This tournament attracts the best players in the world each year, and one of those legends has already cashed in again. 

John Hennigan is already a member of the Poker Hall of Fame, but he made it clear that he is not about to start slowing down anytime soon. In one of the first events at the 2024 WSOP, Hennigan was able to beat everyone at the table to win his 7th career WSOP bracelet. 

Only eight other players have won at least seven bracelets, and this win came at the $1,500 dealer’s choice six-max event. The 53 year old continues to rack up all of his wins at unique events as he has yet to win a bracelet playing no-limit hold’em. 

The 7th bracelet wasn’t the only milestone for Hennigan at this event as this was also the 50th cash in his WSOP career. He was won close to $10 million playing in live poker events, and a large portion of that has come from those 50 WSOP cashes. 

His first ever win at the WSOP came all the way back in 2002, and he has been a fixture at this event ever since. Other players don’t want to see Hennigan at their table in this series, especially if it’s a unique form of poker that is being played. 

A Look at the Win

There aren’t many events at the WSOP that come with a small amount of players, and that was the case in this tournament as well. A total of 530 competitors signed up to play in this event, and that pushed the prize pool up to $707,550. 

Everyone who finished in the top 80 in this event was able to walk away with some money, but the large majority of that went to those at the final table. Hennigan was able to win some big hands early on at the final table, and he built up a massive lead when it was time for heads up play. 

There were some other legends competing in this tournament as well, including six-time bracelet winner, Shaun Deeb. It wasn’t a great finish for Deeb as he was the second to last player eliminated before the final table to finish in 8th place. 

Robert Wells finished in second place in this tournament, and he won over $90,000. That was the biggest cash of his career at live poker event and could lead to more wins moving forward. 

Final Table Results

Hennigan walked away with $138,296 by winning this tournament, and he was also given 840 POY points. Wells earned 700 POY points, and those could come in handy later on in the year. 

Peter Gelencser was the third place finisher in this tournament, and he took home $60,343. Viktor Blum made a surprising run, and was awarded $41,236 for a fourth place finish. 

Brayden Gazlay and Clinton Wolcyn ended up in fifth and sixth place, but each took home less than $30,000.


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