Timur Margolin Wins Maiden Bracelet, Takes Down Event #43 and Ferguson

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Chris Ferguson was denied his 7th World Series of Poker bracelet with Timur Margolin emerging as the winner of the Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em and walking away with $507,274.

"I started with kind of a big chip lead, so I thought ... finally! But obviously, Ismael is a very strong player and it could go either way, and he had some strong hands. All of a sudden the stacks were opposite and he had a two-to-one lead. Oh my god, not again! Will this ever end?" Margolin said in the interview after his victory.

However, the short and very intense heads-up duel turned around quickly and soon after it was Margolin and his rail that had reason to celebrate.

"But I have just been playing like I have all tournament. I am feeling in a better place mentally nowadays, I am just happy to be here, happy for the experience anyways. I felt good, and I would do the same decisions, tried not to let it affect me, and then some cards came my way and that's it."

Final Result Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Position Player Country Prize
1 Timur Margolin Israel $507,274
2 Ismael Bojang Germany $313,444
3 Michael Marder United States $223,564
4 Chris Ferguson United States $161,371
5 Dylan Linde United States $117,894
6 Ryan Laplante United States $87,189
7 Jeff Hakim Lebanon $65,284
8 Andre Haneberg Germany $49,498
9 Josh Bergman United States $38,009


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