The event number 50 at the 2017 World Series of Poker was the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em BOUNTY.
At the end of this event, Chris Bolek was the happiest man as he was able to win the event in style and own the WSOP gold bracelet for the first time.
Bolek met Bryan Emory at the heads-up table. There were a total of 1,927 entries for this event and therefore the prize pool of the event was an attractive $2,601,450. Every elimination meant that $500 would be added to the account of the winner.
The competition was tough and with so many entries the final day was pushed to Day 4 instead of Day 3. There were some strong contenders like GovertMeetal, Dan Sindelar, and Richard Dubini that Bolek had to fight with at the final table. Bolek had the experience of playing in WSOP events and has cashed at WSOP for four times before this competition.
His best effort at a WSOP event was when he won the WSOP Circuit Ring in 2014 at Palm Beach Kennel Club. He has so far made $404,388 as career earnings from the WSOP and circuit events before winning this 2017 WSOP event.
Bolek entered the final day as one among the three short-stacks with 14 big blinds. He played his heart out on the final day to finally emerge victorious. There were seven bounties for him on the final day. With this win, he became $266,646 richer.
Bolek said that the win seems surreal as he entered the final table pretty short. He just wanted to give his best shot at the final table and it played out well for him. He tried to visualize the day in front of him and wanted to be in the right mindset before he got into his act on the final day.