The United Kingdom has its fourth bracelet of the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) after Gerald Ringe bulldozed his way to victory in Event #65: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
Ringe, a property investor based out of London, topped the 547-strong field to claim the $180,943 first place prize and his first WSOP bracelet. Among those who Ringe outlasted were players such as Matt Vengrin (54th for $2,754), Dylan Linde (22nd for $5,169), fellow Brit Adam Owen (10th for $12,213), Daniel Idema (3rd for $70,322).
Shortly after his victory, Ringe told the WSOP updates team, “Whatever I needed today, I managed to catch. Even when it looked like my opponent would scoop a big pot, I caught the perfect card and managed to split the pot. Everything went right today.”
Ringe’s victory, the fourth by a British player this series, has helped take the UK and Ireland’s 2015 WSOP winnings up to a cool $6,929,577 through 67 completed events and with the Main Event now under way, we expect that impressive figure to continue growing.
Leading the way for number of cashes at the 2015 WSOP are Stephen Chidwick and Stuart Rutter who have both reached the money on seven occasions. Simon Deadman, Niall Farrell and Craig McCorkell have six cashes each while Adam Owen, David Vamplew, Ireland’s Gavin O’Rourke, and Sebastian Saffari have five apiece.
UK & Irish Players 2015 WSOP Statistics
- Cashes: 294
- Final tables: 27
- Wins: 4
- Top 3 finish: 15
- Prize money won: $6,929,577
- Most cashes by one player: Stephen Chidwick and Stuart Rutter (7)
- Most money won by one player: Alex Lindop ($531,037)
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