The 2014 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship was won by poker pro John Hennigan. The tournament, considered the most important each year to poker professionals, featured 102 players that put up the $50,000 entry fee. That meant the first place prize was more than $1.5 million dollars. Hennigan was able to take the title and get the WSOP gold bracelet. Hennigan has been very successful in the Poker Players Championship through the years and this was his second straight year making the final table as he finished third last year.
It took five days of play to get to the final table in this event and when Day 5 got started it didn’t take long for Allen Kessler to be eliminated in 8th place. The first woman to ever make the final table in this event, Melissa Burr was eliminated in 7th place. 2010 WSOP Player of the Year, Frank Kassela was eliminated in 6th place. Chun Lei Zhou was then eliminated in 5th while Abe Mosseri was eliminated in 4th place.
The final three of Hennigan, Brandon Shack-Harris and Jesse Martin played against each other for more than five hours before Martin was eliminated in third place. Hennigan started heads-up player with a big lead over Shack-Harris and it wasn’t long before he won the title. “It’s very fulfilling,” Hennigan said, “To come back this year, it’s amazing.”