Corey Thompson wins $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) for $221,163

The 58th event of the World Series of Poker, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) drew 1,397 entrants, all looking for some fast-paced action. Only 28 of them made it to the second and final day, all chasing the bracelet and the big bucks. In the end, it was Corey Thompson who beat Enrico Rudelitz heads-up and won his first golden bracelet.



At the unofficial final table of ten, a 3-way all-in caused that only eight players reached the official final table. Corey Thompson’s pocket 8’s held on a board of against Robinson’s queen-jack and Reinhart’s ace-jack.

Thompson continued to put the pressure on, and in the second hand he knocked Ryan Pochedly out in eighth place with ace-five against king-jack. Runner-up Rudelitz took the last chips of Chang, who finished in seventh for $28,842.


Corey Thompson was unstoppable. He sent Yun Fan to the rail with pocket 9’s against king-queen. One hand later he won another flip with ace-jack against Ahuja’s 7’s, who finished in fifth for $51,878. A couple of hands later, he knocked out Darren Terezawa with against his on .

As if this wasn’t enough, Thompson’s came from behind against William Liang’s on . Liang finished in third for $97,811.


When heads-up play was reached, the chips flew from player to player, both holding the chiplead for quite some time. In the final hand, Rudelitz shoved his button with and was called by Thompson’s . The board ran out , Thompson left Rudelitz drawing dead on the turn, good for the win.


The results of the final table were as follows:






Corey Thompson




Enrico Rudelitz




William Liang




Darren Terazawa




Ankit Ahuja




Terry Fan




Matthew Chang




Ryan Pochedly




Benjamin Reinhart




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