Andy Bloch Takes Down $1,500 Seven Card Stud EventPublished on June 3rd, 2012 12:33 pm EST
You can now cross Andy Bloch off of the "Best Players to Never Win a Bracelet" list, as he managed to take down Event #7 ($1,500 Seven Card Stud) at the World Series of Poker yesterday to win his very first bracelet.
When Saturday's final table got underway, Bloch was second in chips (296,500) behind David Williams (493,500). In addition to Williams, Bloch also had to contend with Barry Greenstein at the final table.
When it got down to heads-up play, Andy Bloch had a substantial chip lead (1,278,000 to 375,000) over Barry Greenstein. Greenstein wasn't able to close the gap and was eliminated after Bloch managed to river an Ace-high straight.
Greenstein was unable to win his fourth World Series of Poker bracelet and instead had to settle for the second place prize of $78,038.
Andy Bloch came really close to winning a bracelet in the past but was never able to close the deal until Saturday.
At the 2006 World Series of Poker, Bloch finished in second place in the $50,000 HORSE event, eventually succumbing to David "Chip" Reese.
At the 2008 World Series of Poker, Bloch finished in second place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em World Championship. That tournament was won by Nenad Medic.
With his victory in yesterday's event, Bloch now has roughly $4.7 million in total lifetime tournament earnings.
Bloch has now removed himself from the "Best Players That Have Never Won a Bracelet" list, a list that still includes the likes of Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
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