The "online" poker pros fired the first shot at the World Series of Poker, as Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis became the youngest winner of a World Series of Poker bracelet, taking down the $5k Mixed Limit / No Limit Hold'em event, topping Greg "FBT" Mueller in heads up play.
For his efforts, "MrSmokey1" takes home $536,287 for first place, plus the beautiful golden bracelet. Mueller takes home $328,554 for second place.
The final table was an interesting mix of live and online poker pros, with the online pros eventually coming out on top.
As we said before the World Series of Poker began, this will be the breakout year for young, online pros, and "MrSmokey1" fired the first shot. We believe that young pros who mainly play online will take home between 5-10 bracelets at this year's World Series of Poker.
Billirakis becomes the youngest winner of a bracelet ever, having just turned 21 ten days ago.
Congratulations to Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis.
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