Levi Berger of Ottawa wins WSOP Event #11 and $473,019

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Levi-Berger-WSOPTwenty-two-year-old Levi Berger originally from Ottawa, Ontario netted the biggest win of his poker career Thursday night, taking first place at the World Series of Poker Event #11 $2,500 Six Handed No-Limit Hold’em and earning a cash prize of $473,019.

A total of 924 players entered the tournament which made a prize pool of $2,102,100.

Berger beat out two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements to claim his bracelet. Clements walked away with a decent $292,339.

This marks Berger’s largest WSOP win, with a previous 270th place finish at the 2010 main event.

In a series of interview with various media outlets, Berger, who has 11 siblings, shares his excitement. “I still think like the past three days isn’t even real,” he said.

Berger told viewers about his poker experience in poker, “I always liked poker I started playing when I was 14-15. After black Friday I just tried to get a regular job and after a few months I just realized I would have to make poker work.”

“I imagined winning a bracelet every day, but that doesn’t mean you expect it to happen,” Berger told ESPN after his win. “I have definitely thought about it a lot. I can’t believe I’m so lucky to do this so early. I know what poker is about with the variance and all that. So, I was lucky to win early.”

Levi’s win counts for Canada’s 4th WSOP bracelet of 2013.

Event #11 $2,500 Six Handed No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Levi Berger $473,019
2 Scott Clements $292,339
3 Ben Palmer $185,426
4 Eddy Sabat $121,711
5 Jacob Bazeley $82,297
6 David Gonia $57,282

Mark MierkalnsIn Event #10, the $1,500 Limit Hold’em, Mark Mierkalns of Ontario finished in a respectable 2nd place to win $118,300.

Congratulations Levi and Mark!!

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