Marquez and Racener the latest WSOP bracelet winners.

By RP, June 11, 2017

33-year-old cash game pro, Anthony Marquez, has emerged victorious in Event 16, the $1,500 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em.

This is only Marquez’ second WSOP cash and his first WSOP bracelet and were well earned after he defeated a huge 1,708-player field to win $393,273 after defeating Demoesthenes Kiriopoulos heads-up.

On his focus from cash games to tournaments, Marquez said: “Honestly, the games at Commerce dried up. I had no other option. I had to pick up a new game, start learning and get better.”

Final Table Results were:

1 Anthony Marquez – $393,273
2 Demosthenes Kiriopoulos – $242,978
3 Daniel Weinman – $170,477
4 Steven Buckner – $121,114
5 Matt Berkey – $87,141
6 Ilkin Amirov – $63,506

John Racener won Event 17, the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship, dedicating his first WSOP bracelet to his late Mom.

Racener outplayed a field of 102 making short work of Viacheslav Zhukov in heads play when he dispatched him in just one hand for the title and $273,962 in prize money.

“I always said to myself that I wanted to win my first bracelet for my mom,” Racener said. “She’s always been my biggest fan, and she still is from up above.”

Final Table Results were:

1 John Racener – $273,962
2 Viacheslav Zhukov – $169,323
3 Chris Klodnicki – $117,786
4 Dennis Eichorn – $83,263
5 Mike Matusow – $59,827
6 Schuyler Thornton – $43,707