2014 WSOP Event #31 $1.5 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Event #31, a popular $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament, drew a crowd of 1,631 entrants and offered a prize pool of $2,201,850 to be distributed among the top 171 finishers.  Staying true to form and demonstrating the draw power of owning WSOP gold the field included some familiar faces among the hopefuls.

About a half hour before the midnight hour the heads-up play between Ronald Sullivan and Brett  Shaffer came to an end when Shaffer's set of deuces outpointed Sullivan's Ace high.  Sullivan will have an extra $258,695 in his bank account back home in Bradenton, Florida for his second place finish.

Brett Shaffer of Beloit, Kansas walks away with a nice $418,435 in cash, his second gold WSOP bracelet and perpetuity in the great World Series Of Poker history book.  

The following lists the nine final table players' order of finish and prize money won.

  1. Brett Shaffer ----------$418,435

  2. Ronald Sullivan  ----- $258,695

  3. Matt Stout------------- $170,247

  4. Peter Gould ----------- $122,731

  5. Aleksandr Gofman --- $89,835

  6. Robert Schmidt ------- $66,716

  7. Rajaee Wazwaz ------- $50,246

  8. Jim Jakobsen----------- $38,356

  9. Jason Vanstrom-------- $29,658

Congratulations to Brett Shaffer for claiming his second WSOP gold bracelet and collecting $418,435.

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