Mike Wattel Earns 2nd WSOP Bracelet with $10K Seven-Card Stud Championship Win

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Australian Mike Wattel has earned his second career World Series of Poker bracelet, beating out a small field of 88 and taking home $235,451.

Wattel, an experienced and expert player in most poker formats, had no special formula for success at a loaded final table. “I was just going to play A-B-C [poker] and try to make hands.... I didn't completely have a strategy; I was just going with each hand.”

His career WSOP earnings to date total $2,247,383.

Final-Table Payouts (earned POY points in parentheses):

1st: Mike Wattel, $245,451 (134.8)

2nd: Chris Ferguson, $151,700 (114.8)

3rd: Perry Friedman, $104,416 (101.4)

4th: Sean Amir Mirrasouli, $73,810 (90.3)

5th: John Monnette, $53,621 (81.2)

6th: Bryce Yockey, $40,066 (73.7)

7th: Shaun Deeb, $30,817 (67.5)

8th: David Benyamine, $24,419 (62.5)

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