It was the 16th time Ankush Mandavia has cashed at the WSOP, but the first time he has gone on to take home the bracelet and first prize – in this case $548,139.
It was the $5k Turbo NLHE title, and he beat the field of 524 to first place. The top 79 cashed.
“I’ve had a lot of deep runs in the past, but until now had never closed the deal,” Mandavia said in a post-victory interview. “So, it’s really gratifying to win. It feels really good.”
Mandavia certainly had to do things the hard way a final table that included Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Strelitz and Kyle Julius, the final hand of JJ finally overcoming Strelitz who had to settle for 2nd and $338,774.
“It feels amazing to have people supporting you and people believing in you. I just gave it my best, and let it happen, and it just happened to get me a gold bracelet – so I’m happy,” Mandavia said.
The final table finishers were as follows:
|1||Ankush Mandavia||$548,139||United States|
|2||Daniel Strelitz||$338,774||United States|
|6||Sean Getzwiller||$84,004||United States|
|8||Phil Hellmuth||$46,553||United States|
|9||Kyle Julius||$35,636||United States|
Many congratulations to all winners from everyone at LateReg!