WASSUP '09: Hawrilenko Wins Last Bracelet Before The Main Event
July 3, 2021

Event #56- the $5,000 buy-in Six Handed No-Limit Hold 'em was the last preliminary event of this year's World Series of Poker and as if to make a statement on the pros chances in the upcoming Main Event, it was taken down by a professional despite a starting field of 928 players.

The pro that did it, Matthew Hawrilenko, already had four previous cashes during this year's series including a fifth place cash in Event #33 for $100,688; a pretty good score that easily paled in comparison to this win and the $1,003,218 first place prize.

To earn the W and his first WSOP gold bracelet, Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko, had to survive a field littered with professionals including many who made it all the way into the top 100 like Blair Hinkle (23rd), Bill Edler (38th), Juha Helppi (82nd), Sorel Mizzi (54th), Justin Bonomo (63rd) and Phil Hellmuth, who finally bowed out in 24th place, his fifth cash in this year's Series and third in the final 25.

The final table finish positions for Event #56- the Six Handed No-Limit Hold 'em, were as follows:

1st.  Matthew Hawrilenko- $1,003,218

2nd.  Joshua Brikis- $619,608

3rd.  Faraz Jaka- $400,525

4th.  Sean Keeton- $269,983

5th.  Jonas Wexler- $189,393

6th.  Matthew Waxman- $138,393

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Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from the $5K Six Handed.

Omg the mark at the table just laid a dirty one to bust gboro and gives the single loudest celebratory yell i've ever witnessed.
-Shannon Shorr

Alex Kravchenko just sat down to my left and immediately remembers he owed me 1k from 2007 bettinge Jerry had AA or KK in THE hand. Paid up!
-Lee Childs

I went pretty low on chips, but came back up to 101,200 by the end of the day!! 161 left... One final shot at glory before the main event!
-Phil Hellmuth

Day two of 5k 6 handed starting at 2ish. Starting with 100k. My main man Bill Childs staring with 28K. One time for the good guys!!!!
-Lee Childs

Terrible first level. 40k on the bubble now. Saadsadhrduwerwrh. Worst player at my table has all the chips and I can't do anything about it.
-Justin Bonomo

3 bubble boys lol. They have to split 10k so they all lost money
-Blair Hinkle

Dad runs 22 into Deeb's AA. Apparently Deeb plays and runs well live now too! Nh Sean and hell of a game dad!!! So proud.
-Lee Childs

just busted shannon and an old guy got that mil chip mark 35 left cl prob
-Shaun Deeb

Good things happening, 1.15m
-Matt Hawrilenko

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #56, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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