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WSOP 2016: Belgium’s Michael Gathy wins $5k NLHE six-handed for third career bracelet

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Michael Gathy took down vent #35: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed of the 2016 WSOP for $560,843.

The Belgian poker pro outclassed a field of 541 players over three days to clinch the coveted gold bracelet.

This is Gathy's third WSOP bracelet. His first arrived in 2012 at the $1,000 NLHE event for $440,829, and the second in 2013 at the $1,000 NLHE Turbo for $278,613.

Thanks to his latest win, Gathy now has $1,950,684 in live career earnings. Interestingly, $1,463,269 out of that has been via wins at WSOP tournaments.

Some of the notable players that walked away with a slice of the $2,542,700 prize pool were Joe Hachem in 44th ($9,523), Jake Cody in 34th ($12,705) and Jonathan Little in 13th ($23,722).

Nine players made it to the final table and after a series of eliminations it was left between Gathy and Frenchman Adrien Allain to fight it out for the title.

The heads-up round went as per script for Gathy as he outplayed Allain who earned a cool $346,632 for his second place performance.

Gathy is now at third position on Belgium’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $1,950,684 in winnings, with David Kitai ($6,983,150), and Pierre Neuville ($3,775,555) ahead of him. Interestingly, all of Belgium's WSOP bracelet have been delivered by Kitai (3) and Gathy (3).

Final Table Results:

1: Michael Gathy $560,843
2: Adrien Allain $346,632
3: Manuel Núñez $229,990
4: Blake Eastman $155,762
5: Scott Margereson $107,723
6: Thi Nguyen $76,112
7: Thomas Boivin $54,966
8: Alexander Lynskey $54,966
9: Jason Koon $40,592

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