The $1500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Shootout event at the 2018 World Series of Poker recently came to a conclusion and it was Preston Lee who walked away with his first ever Gold Bracelet as well as $236,498 for his efforts.
The tournament saw 10 players return for day 2. The final table took over 12 hours well as 121 hands of heads-up play between Corey Dodd and Preston Lee to wrap up with the latter coming out on top. Dylan Linde, Anthony Reategui, and Jesse Kertland were some of the notable entrants that made the final table.
A look at the final table payouts:
1. Preston Lee – $236,498
2. Corey Dodd – $146,146
3. Anthony Reategui – $105,907
4. Dylan Linde – $76,829
5. Jesse Kertland – $56,763
6. Young Phan – $42,476
7. Royce Matheson – $32,198
8. Alexander Lakhov – $24,728
9. Bas de Laat – $19,245
10. Endrit Geci – $15,180
“I’ve been playing mostly online but just started to get back into live poker. I play mostly cash games in the San Francisco area and a few tournaments,” Stated Lee, according to pokernews.
“Heads-up was long. Both of us were all in multiple times and we both just kept winning. I don’t even know what time it is,” he added.
Prior to this tournament, Lee’s best cash was $21,111 for his 4th place finish at the HKD $6000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Pokerstars Asia Open earlier in March this year. His total live earnings are now up to $263,932.
Lee is all set to return for the rest of the 2018 WSOP events with his focus on the Main event that begins on 4th July 2018.