Gabe Scott won his first bracelet on his second attempt at the WSOP. He finished eighth in the same event in 2011. He defeated Brett Richey on his way to winning the bracelet and $361,797 in cash. Scot experience at the final table in 2011 was key to enabling him calm his nerves en-route to his victory.
“In last year’s final table, I was quite comfortable, save for the fact that I was playing a little too high variance. My playing style is loose and aggressively, I believe that my playing style then might have led to me missing the bracelet. This year, I was playing aggressively, but I tried to tone it down my game”
The final day of the event started with eighteen players, but the chaff from the grain was soon separated and only nine players remained to fight out at the final event. The final held on Thursday night featured some impressive players such as twice-golden bracelet winner Russ Boyd, Tom chambers, Huykeim Nguyen, Vadzim Kursevich, Scott Stanko, and Brett Richey. Scott had to overcome a big disadvantage at the later stages of the championship proving that he is a tough mettle and a player to watch in the coming days.
Friday was a day of mixed emotions for Gabe. A great day in his career and a terrible day for a team he loves. Starting with the bad news, his favorite Basketball team the Oklahoma city thunder lost a game in their first appearance in the NBA finals and now will have to play as an undergo in the remainder of the championship series. The good news is obviously that he is a golden bracelet winner at the tender of 23 years, something that will give him an impetus to achieve more in the days to come.