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Sean Getzwiller Wins World Series of Poker Stimulus Special

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jun/09/2011
Sean Getzwiller

Sean Getzwiller turned his $1,000 investment into $611,185 by winning the 4,178-player Event 8 “Stimulus Special”

"I feel amazing," he said after his victory. "I mean, I won a bracelet in a 4,000-player event. How much better can I feel? I ran really well. I won a great tournament. If you're going to win a 4,000-player event you've got to feel really good and run really well. I'm just happy that I'm here."

The 33-year-old former real estate agent currently resides in Las Vegas. 

"I didn't think it was going to be easy," said Getzwiller of the final table. "We got a lot of chips in play and when we were heads-up we were really deep. [Sadan Turker and I] both had like 80 big blinds, so there was a lot of play and we just lasted four hours. He is a heck of a player."

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Event 8: No-limit hold 'em
 Buy-in: $1,000


Entries: 4,178


Prize pool: $3,760,200 


Players in the money: 423

1. Sean Getzwiller ($611,185)


2. Sadan Turker ($377,411)


3. Jon Turner ($274,005)


4. Max Weinberg ($201,433)


5. Stefan Raffay ($149,392)


6. Lawrence Riley ($111,753)


7. Hunter Frey ($84,341)


8. Daniel Haglund ($64,186)


9. Odette Tremblay ($49,258)

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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