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May 26, 2022
21-year-old outlasts 1,578 players to win $660,000 World Series event
A 21-year-old film student from Los Angeles who dipped into a college fund and his parents’ wallets for his entry fees has become the youngest player to win a World Series of Poker event.
Jeff Madsen, at 21 years, 1 month, 9 days old, outlasted 1,578 players in a three-day, $2,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, to earn $660,948 and his first World Series of toto sgp Poker bracelet late Sunday night.
Borrowing $3,500 from his parents Madsen said “convinced them that I was going to play well”. He took a further $6,000 out of a fund his grandfather started to help pay for college to buy into other events.
“They’re happy about it now,” he said.
Madsen’s successful run began early in the world’s biggest poker marathon, which began June 25 and wraps up Aug. 10.
Two weeks ago, he placed third in an Omaha high-low tournament, ahead of such pros as Daniel Negreanu, Huck Seed and Andy Bloch, to win $97,552.
“That blew us away,” said his mother, Harriet, a 54-year-old health insurance agent. “This … it’s just sort of sinking in.”
In his final hand Sunday, Madsen held a jack and seven against an ace and seven in the hands of Taiwanese-born software executive Paul Sheng. After the turn card showed a board of 10, nine, eight and six, all of Sheng’s chips went in the pot. Madsen called with a higher straight and won.
The previous youngest player to win a World Series of Poker bracelet was Eric Froehlich, who won a $1,500 limit hold’em event last year at 21 years, 3 months, 3 days.
Youngest poker winner does it again
Last week 21 year film student, Jeff Madsen, broke records by becoming the youngest player ever to win a coveted WSOP bracelet.
This week he has shown it was no fluke and he intends to stay put on the world poker scene.
Borrowing from a college fund and his parents he managed to scrape together $9,500 to pay for buy-ins for WSOP events. His risk has certainly paid off as he has now collected a cool $1.4 million in winnings. But it might not end there, Madsen is continuing to play.
“It feels amazing,” said Madsen, who just turned the legal gambling age in Nevada on June 7. “It’s surreal.”
A week ago Madsen raised eyebrows by beating a field of 1,578 players over three days to earn $660,948.
On Saturday evening, he was raking in chips again, this time at a final table from renowned pro Erick Lindgren, despite having a stack about half of Lindgren’s.
On the final hand, Madsen was holding a queen and nine. The flop gave him a pair of queens and he pushed all-in. Lindgren called, holding a suited ace and jack. The board showed king, queen, two, five and three, giving Madsen the winning pair, victory over 506 players and $643,381.
Madsen, who has been playing since age 18 at an Indian casino in California, earlier placed third in an Omaha high-low event to collect $97,552.
Tournament media director Nolan Dalla called Madsen’s cool performance stunning.
At the same age, 10-time bracelet winner Johnny Chan was washing dishes in his parents’ restaurant, and the late three-time World Series main event champ Stu Ungar was hustling gin rummy games in New York, Dalla said.
“That’s how far this kid is ahead of them,” he said. “That doesn’t mean he’ll go on to be the greatest of all time, but it’s pretty remarkable.”