The third time's a charm for John "Tex" Barch. At this, his third WSOP final table, he has won his first bracelet.
Barch entered the day second in chips and was never afraid to butt heads with his neighbor and chip leader Nenad Medic. Tex quickly took the chip lead, was the first and only player to hit 2,000,000 chips and never looked back.
Once play was four-handed, Barch jockeyed himself in position to win the tournament. After a long, tumultuous battle he eliminated Medic, Trai Dang and Klinghammer Thibaut in three consecutive hands. The $256,919 first place prize pushes Barch's career earnings over $3,000,000 and he is now closer to his 2010 WSOP goal; two bracelets.
Many players who have made WSOP Main Event final tables have faded away after their five minutes of fame, but Barch has again proved today that he is indeed one of the elite poker players in the world.
Event #20 started just two days ago and attracted 885 runners dreaming of World Series gold. Today, after three days of grueling play, Barch is the only player standing.
Congratulations to John "Tex" Barch for winning Event #20: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha and shipping $256,919!