At just 22 years old, Martin Finger’s poker resume would make even some of the most successful pros blush. Multiple titles, more than $1.5 million in career earnings, six-figure scores on more than one continent. You name it, Finger boasted it. Prior to Event 21 at the 2013 World Series of Poker, though, his resume had one gaping hole — a WSOP gold bracelet.
Fortunately for the battle-tested pro, that all changed in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event. He outlasted fellow professional Matt Stout in an epic, back-and-forth heads-up battle to win his first bracelet along with $506,764. Additionally, the victory moves him over the $2 million mark in tournament earnings and inches him closer to earning poker’s triple crown (WSOP, WPT and EPT victories).
The $3,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event drew 807 players and generated a $2,205,840 prize pool. The top 90 players finished in the money. Some of the notables who cashed in this event were Eric Froehlich (69th), Allen Cunningham (62nd), Antonio Esfandiari (51st), Brock Parker (37th), eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel (9th), and Nick Schulman (8th).
Another player who made the money in this event was Dan Kelly who is an unbelievable six for seven cashing in events played at this WSOP. Kelly once again made it to Day 3, but came up short of his third final table of the summer, taking tenth place. The finish moves him to third in the WSOP Player of the Year race. Five of his six cashes have been top-15 showings.
The final table featured one two-time bracelet winner, David “The Dragon” Pham, who exited in fourth place. It also featured two other players with WSOP final table experience, Matt Stout and Matt Berkey.
Here are the final table results for the $3,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em Event 21:
1st: Martin Finger – $506,764
2nd: Matt Stout – $313,370
3rd: Matt Berkey – $199,733
4th: David Pham – $131,679
5th: Nikolai Sears – $89,402
6th: Andrew Dean – $62,458