Amateur bests the pros in WSOP $1,500 6-Max tourney

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 09, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

Heading into the final table of Event #10, the $1,500 No Limit Holdem 6-Max tournament, all eyes were focused on players like Scotland’s David Vamplew, who was looking to win the UK’s fourth bracelet in the first 10 events at the 2011 World Series of Poker; Eddie Blumenthal, who was appearing at his second final table of the 2011 WSOP; or the player with the most experience, 6-Max NLHE specialist, Jeffrey Papola.

Flying under everyone’s radar was Texas doctor Geffrey Klein, who would make it all the way to the heads-up portion of the tournament against Eddie Blumenthal, looking to avenge his fourth place finish in Event #4, the $5k NLHE tournament won by Allen Bari.

Klein overcame the 10-to-1 of Blumenthal to square the match, and it looked as though the Hard-Stop rule was once again going to come into effect as the two players were a mere 20 minutes away from hitting the 10-level cap when both players found themselves All-in, Blumnethal holding pocket sevens, while Klein held AK, with the AK winning the race, and propelling Klein to the winners circle.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Geffrey Klein – $544,388

2. Eddie Blumenthal – $334,756

3. Jeff Papola – $214,410

4. David Vamplew – $141,030

5. Bryan Colin – $95,333

6. Anthony Spinella – $66,199

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