Ryan Leng Wins $1500 Bounty Event

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Ryan Leng won a World Series of Poker event Thursday afternoon. Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty paid  $272,765.

"It’s amazing. It’s just so much fun. Yesterday and today, it was such a whirlwind. I was chip leader, I was short stacked, then I was the chip leader again. I played against some very tough opponents. [Ranno] Sootla, the guy I got heads-up with, is one of the toughest players I’ve ever played against. It’s a lot of fun to have to go through someone that good to win my first bracelet."

Leng is not only a successful player. He also coaches poker. "It’s amazing," he said of the coaching experience. "It’s forced me to analyze my own game. I still get coaching, too. Talking poker with these brilliant players is absolutely invaluable. I have a lot of really talented students. They’ll play hands in interested, creative ways that I didn’t think about. So as much as I’m coaching them, I’m still learning from them."

Here are the final table results.  Click here for FULL RESULTS or here for LIVE UPDATES from the event.

1 – Ryan Leng – $272,765
2 – Ranno Sootla – $168,464
3 – Jay Farber – $121,932
4 – Christian Nolte – $89,151
5 – Javier Gomez - $65,851
6 – Russell Rosenblum - $49,146
7 – John Gulino - $37,063
8 – Mark Mazza - $28,247
9 – Mikhail Semin - $21,759