Yet another low buy-in tourney on the 2015 WSOP schedule, the $777 Lucky Sevens tournament attracted 4,422 players. This is the first time in the event’s history that the Lucky Sevens tourney has been held, and it was a huge success after generating a $3,095,400 prize pool.
Despite a large amount of amateurs in this event, poker pro Connor Berkowitz emerged victorious with a $487,784 payout. And what’s really impressive about this is that it was just Berkowitz’s second WSOP event ever.
“This is like a dream for me,” he said of the victory. “I’m speechless. I literally don’t know what to say other than this is a dream come true. It’s every poker player’s dream.”
Just a few years ago, the 25-year-old graduated from the College of New Jersey. And he started working for Chase Bank out of college. However, earlier this year he decided to quit at Chase and try to make a full-time living out of online poker. It certainly seems that the decision paid off when one considers the size of the payout that he’ll be bringing home.
Following the tournament, Berkowitz made sure to thank everyone who supported him throughout Event #66 of the 2015 WSOP. “To all my friends and family who are watching, that was huge to me,” said Berkowitz. “Knowing they were rooting for me really made me want to win even more. Like I said, this is an absolute dream.”
One other interesting final table story from Event #66 was Matt Matros, who became famous after winning a gold bracelet in three consecutive years (2010-12). However, Matros has since gone through a WSOP dry spell, with this being his first final table in three years.
2015 WSOP Event #66 Lucky Sevens Final Table Results
1. Connor Berkowitz – $487,784
2. John Armbrust – $301,6153
3. David Yu – $217,173
4. Jeffrey Dobrin – $160,496
5. Faraz Jaka – $119,606
6. John Gallaher – $89,890
7. John Zimmerman – $68,098
8. Matt Matros – $52,033
9. Massimo Mosele – $40,085