WASSUP '09: Naalden Makes His Mark In Event #38
June 22, 2021

Marc Naalden is the 40th Annual World Series of Poker's newest first time bracelet winner, after ending up the last man sitting during yesterday's Event #38- $2,000 buy-in, Limit Hold 'em Day 3.

Only 45 players were able to earn a share of the $811,720 total prize pool (generated by 446 entrants) and Naalden earned the largest chunk of it, nearly $200K, by outlasting a final table that held two previous WSOP bracelet winners, Ralph Porter and Ian Johns. 

Other players to make the money in Event #38 included Alexander Kravchenko (35th), Rafael Furst (19th), Daniel Negreanu (26th) and 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (17th).

The final table finish positions for Event #38 were as follows:

1st.  Marc Naalden- $190,770

2nd.  Steve Cowley- $117,902

3rd.  Ian Johns- $77,576

4th.  Tam Hang- $54,182

5th.  Alex Keating- $39,977

6th.  Danny Qutami- $31,088

7th.  Jared O'Dell- $25,439

8th.  Jameson Painter- $21,819

9th.  Ralph Porter- $19,594

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Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from $2,000 Limit Hold 'em.

heads up 1200-2400 limit My BB K-9 Clubs flop K-5-4-4-5 i check call all the way. he shows me J!-5 off suit!! i save last 2400, 2 bets
-Phil Hellmuth

Whole table on megatilt! I've been flopping broadway vs set, hitting every turn or river. $80k when avg is $34k (limit holdem
-Rafe Furst

I have over 20,000 now! Could I come all the way back from two big blinds-2,400?
-Phil Hellmuth

I an chip leader now w well over 100,000. 46 left in tourney...
-Phil Hellmuth

Down to 20k. Big pot with QQ on button vs sb JJ. He hit the Jack. Sick and annoying. Oh well
-Daniel Negreanu

42k at break with 31 players left. Blinds are 3k-5k so can only afford one full hand. Anything can happen!
-Rafe Furst

Out in 26th. Was in bad shape needing only a 6 on the river. Ugh. Oh well.
-Daniel Negreanu

Busted on the "two table bubble" in 19th. Got lucky day 1, played good day 2. Bad Beat on Cancer is a winner :-)
-Rafe Furst

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #38, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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