Nick Kost wins first WSOP bracelet.

By RP, June 7, 2014

US grinder Nick Kost scored his biggest career win yet, and his first World Series of Poker bracelet when he took down event 14, a $1,500 buy-in Limit Omaha Hi Low Split 8 or Better competition to claim the first prize of $283,275 in Las Vegas Friday.

1,036 players entered for the event, generating a prize pool worth $1.39 million which attracted a number of recognisable names like Greg Raymer, Alex Luneau, Calen McNeil, Chris Tryba and Frank O’Dell.

Jim Bucci’s departure in third place for $109,678 set the scene for the heads up, which lasted for two-and-a-half-hours and saw Kal Raichura pitted against Kost and holding a 3 to 1 advantage.

However Kost showed both spirit and discipline in fighting back to take the lead and eventually claim the game, leaving Raichura with a second placing prize of $175,300.