The 35-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland David Brookshire gained the first coveted gold bracelet of his career by winning the 2018 WSOP, $2,500 mixed Omaha/Stud eight-or-better.
Although the final table featured 5 bracelet winners, the title and the lion’s share of the $904,500 prize pool went to relative unidentified David Brookshire. He previously earned $8,285 and a WSOP Circuit ring in an Los Angeles Omaha eight-or-better event last December. Earlier this month, he won an $800 buy-in PLO eight-or-better event at the DeepStack Championship Poker Series for $20,580, and recently, he took second in a $600 Omaha/Stud eight-or-better event for another $13,861.
“This is a great event,” Brookshire told WSOP reporters. “I love all the mixed-games events and now I’m going to have a bankroll to be able to play all of them for the next few years, hopefully. I’ve got to run it up. There’s a lot of events I’ve missed because I can’t afford to play them, and that’s going to change right now.”
Brookshire conquered a massive heads-up deficit against bracelet winner Brendan Taylor, that at one factor held an 8:1 benefit. Various other WSOP champs at the last table were Daniel Ospina (Third), Tyler Groth (Fifth), Hani Awad (Sixth), as well as Eric Rodawig (8th). Ospina won his arm band previously this month, taking down the $1,500 no-limit 2-7 lowball event.
Final Table Payouts (POY points in parentheses):
1st: David Brookshire, $214,291 (987.53)
2nd: Brendan Taylor, $132,443 (493.77)
3rd: Daniel Ospina, $89,968 (444.39)
4th: Ian Shaw, $62,331 (395.01)
5th: Tyler Groth, $44,059 (370.32)
6th: Hani Awad, $31,789 (345.64)
7th: William Shelton, $23,429 (296.26)
8th: Eric Rodawig, $17,628 (271.57)