At his fourth WSOP final table, Christian Rudolph has finally claimed his first bracelet, in Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP for $1,800,290. The biggest event of the summer attracted 407 entries to create the second-biggest prize pool of the summer with $10,000,000 total.
Two years ago, Rudolph finished second behind Michael Addamo — who actually bubbled this event — in a 25K at the WSOPE. Back then, the heads-up match was a rollercoaster with players exchanging blows for hours. This time, Rudolph succeeded and closed it out within 20 minutes. This win will take the German up to almost $3,000,000 in WSOP cashes alone and eclipse his previous live scores almost threefold.
Runner-up Chris Hunichen more than doubled his total WSOP earnings with his result, adding to the countless accolades of the multiple online triple crown winner. Rudolph and Hunichen were joined by numerous familiar faces and names from the online and live poker scene like bracelet winner Shankar “Saquon” Pillai, Aram “Pusha T” Zobian, who finished sixth in the 2018 WSOP Main Event, and Day 1 chip leader Jason Koon.
|2||Chris Hunichen||United States||$1,332,097|
|3||Shankar “Saquon” Pillai||United States||$979,138|
|5||Aram “Pusha T” Zobian||United States||$529,005|
|7||Jason Koon||United States||$285,808|
|8||Paulius “ChickenBBQ” Plausinaitis||Lithuania||$210,079|
|9||Aliaksei “BladeRunner1” Boika||Belarus||$154,416|