|Published: June 2, 2012 in News >
Leif Force takes WSOP Event #3 Title
American poker pro Leif Force topped a 317-player field to win his first gold bracelet in the 2012 WSOP $3,000 NLHE/PLO Heads-up tournament.
Force had to win 11 straight heads-up matches and a tough final contest against Jason Koon before emerging victorious with a $207,708 prize.
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Force's Omaha play is what really propelled him through this tournament, and he discussed this by saying, "I play Omaha because I hate folding and I love to play hands. It’s just such an enjoyable game, and even the people who play Omaha are more fun in general."
On the strength of an 11th place finish in the 2006 WSOP Main Event ($1,154,527) and his 2012 WSOP bracelet, Leif Force now has $2,056,160 in career live tournament cashes.
Here's a look at the 2012 WSOP $3k NLHE/PLO Heads-up top finishers:
1. Leif Force – $207,708
2. Jason Koon – $128,660
3. Simeon Naydenov – $73,655
3. Julian Powell – $73,655
5. Greg Merkow – $28,409
5. David Benefield – $28,409
5. Andy Frankenberger – $28,409
5. Annette Obrestad – $28,409