There's typically one player that gets super hot and runs good every summer. That's when the poker gods bless you with multiple bracelet victories. It happened to Shaun Deeb last year. This year, it's Rob Campbell's turn.
Campbell won his first career bling earlier this summer when he went the distance in Event #33 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw for a nifty score worth $144,027. He beat David "Gunslinger" Bach heads up for his first bling.
Now, you can add a 10K Stud 8 title to his growing resume after a win late on Tuesday night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas.
Larry S. Bernstein bubbled the final table in ninth place. Other notables going deep in 10K Stud 8 included Jesse Martin, Eli Elezra, Anthony Zinno, Jon Turner, Randy Ohel, Daniel Ospina, Mark Gregorich, TOommy Hang, Bryn Kenney, Jerry Wong, and Jack Duong.
Ryan Hughes bounced in fifth place, while Matusow's run ended in fourth place. The Mouth banked $116K for his deep run.
Mike Wattel came close to adding another bracelet to his collection, but the Stud wizard hit the bricks in third place, He took home $164K for his work and the finale was set between Yueqi Zhu and Robert Campbell.
Zhu won his first bracelet last summer with a Mixed Omaha bling. He also was a runner-up in Omaha Mix just the other day.
Alas, Zhu settled on another runner-up finish in this one. Heck of a run, but he earned $238,420 for second place. Not too shabby, eh?
Campbell stepped into the glorious winner circle for a second time in less than three weeks. First place paid out $385,763 plus the bling.
It's been a profitable summer in Las Vegas for Campbell. His tally is two bracelets, seven cashes, four final tables, and nearly $666K in earnings.
Campbell seized first place in the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year race. He's up there with Daniel Zack, Phil Hui, Shaun Deeb, and Scott Clements.
2019 WSOP - Event #67 $10,000 Stud 8 Championship
Prize Pool: $1,419,400
Final Table Results:
1. Robert Campbell (Australia) $385,763
2. Yueqi Zhu (China) $238,420
3. Mike Wattel (USA) $164,647
4. Mike Matusow (USA) $116,255
5. Ryan Hughes (USA) $83,971
6. Qinghai Pan (USA) $62,079
7. Andrey Zhigalov (Russia) $46,999
8. Steven Wolansky (USA) $36,460