It was a long steady climb for Leo Soma to take home his first WSOP bracelet in Event #14: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. The event started with 2,393 entrants, but by the end of Day 3, Soma was the only one left standing taking home $456,889 for his efforts and of course a WSOP gold bracelet.
Just 16 players remained at the start of Day 3, with Soma starting in the middle of the pack. However, he quickly soared to the chip lead before the first break and never relinquished it. Throughout the day he was able to enjoy the unwavering support of a few fans, dressed in matching shirts with Soma’s face printed on them.
Any time Soma scooped a pot, they made themselves heard, with chants, singing, and banging. Thomas Schultz finished in second place, taking home $282,358 for his efforts — a new career best cash for him.
In total, Soma was responsible for all but one of the eliminations at the final table, and although Schultz would double three-handed, Soma sent both him and Gallardo to the rail in quick succession to secure victory in front of a raucous partisan crowd.
|2||Thomas Schultz||United States||$282,358|
|4||Daniel Wellborn||United States||$148,171|
|5||Derek Sudell||United States||$109,083|
|7||Joe Cada||United States||$61,098|