Sand Tops 730 Other Players To Take Down First WSOP Bracelet

Published on June 4th, 2016 10:29 am EST

The King is going over the most recent news from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament, while sitting on his desk and looking down over the laptop.The first bracelet event of the 2016 World Series of Poker is now in the books, as Christopher Sand topped 730 other players to take down Event #1 ($565 Casino Employee No Limit Hold'em Championship) for $75,157.

Sand, who works as a sports book writer and cashier at Caesars Palace, now has $95,529 in total lifetime tournament cashes following his win. Prior to his win on Friday night, Sand's single largest cash had come in a $235 No Limit Hold'em event at the Rio Daily Deepstacks in 2013, where he ended up finishing 4th for $12,263.

Here is how the final table ended up finishing out on Friday:

Christopher Sand, $75,157
Kerryjane Craigie, $46,420
Michael Coombs, $32,249
Spencer Bennett, $22,753
Brian Mikesh, $16,308
Tom Ratanakul, $11,877
Nicholas Sliwinski, $8,792
Tiankang Xing, $6,616
Robert Ostler, $5,063


Saturday will see the continuation of the $565 Colossus II No Limit Hold'em event, which may end up becoming the largest live tournament in the history of poker. The final flight of the Colossus II will take place on Saturday, which means that we will know whether or not the tournament broke the record by Saturday evening (the record, by the way, sits at 22,374 total entries).

In addition, the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event will get underway on Saturday. This is the first big buy-in event of this year's World Series of Poker and should attract many of the game's top names, including Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and others.


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