Robert Campbell Shines at the WSOP


The Aussie, whose name remains talk of the town these days is none other than Robert Campbell, after he came, saw and conquered the gambler’s Olympics — WSOP. This man with an extraordinary talent has proven to be gold-worthy. The media call him the Melbourne shark, after what he managed to do.

This Melbourne resident won his place at the final table of ten WSOP bracelet events in 2015. However, the gold was waiting for a different winner, and he ended up as a runner-up. The grand winner of that year was Arash Ghaneian in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Even though for some with weaker character, the 2015 events would be mind-wrecking, Campbell kept on. Mister Aussie grabbed the gold straight from the hands of Joe Hachem, James Obst, and Gary Benson.

Campbell managed to defeat 467 entrants in order to be number one, thus becoming the twentieth bracelet winner from Australia and winning the $144,027 first prize.

Campbell started the final table clash with a significant chip lead. Unfortunately, he failed to keep it up later after in a gigantic showdown between the multiple bracelet winners, David Bach and Jared Bleznick.

Final table seat draw

Seat 1: Aron Dermer – 800,000

Seat 2: Kyle Miaso – 540,000

Seat 3: Jesse Hampton – 473,000

Seat 4: Robert Campbell – 1,525,000

Seat 5: Hanh Tran – 499,000

Seat 6: David Bach – 390,000

Seat 7: Jared Bleznick – 260,000

However, Bach is not the only bracelet holder to make up to the final table of WSOP this year. The defending champion, Hanh Tran made it all the way until Aron Dermer ended the lucky streak and placed him at the seventh place.

Before Campbell terminated Dermer in the sixth position, Bleznick was in the chip lead. Meanwhile, Bach took over Jesse Hampton and won the chip lead. This left Campbell at the bottom of the chip counts, even though he placed Kyle Miaso in fourth place.

The Final Three

WSOP Gold BraceletThe final big three fought up until Bach obtained a substantial chip lead. Campbell was lucky enough to take the lead after he managed to eliminate Bleznick who ended up third.

The chip lead shifted between Campbell and Bach during the last heads-up. Finally, Aussie received the little stroke of good luck and used his skills to fight for gold, and winning the event.

Despite the fact that Campbell had his fair share of tournaments in his resume, this is his second live win. The first time he heard the bells of victory was in the 2013 Aussie Millions.

Final table results

  1. Robert Campbell – $144,027
  2. David Bach – $88,995
  3. Jared Bleznick – $58,343
  4. Kyle Miaso – $39,126
  5. Jesse Hampton – $26,855
  6. Aron Dermer – $18,875
  7. Hanh Tran – $13,593

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