Frank Funaro is now a two-time WSOP bracelet winner after emerging victorious in Event #57: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty at the 2024 World Series of Poker. Funaro defeated Japan's Shota Nakanishi heads-up to win the $612,997 first-place prize and his second WSOP bracelet after picking up his first in 2022 on WSOP.com in the No-Limit Hold'em Championship for $94,097.

Funaro now has amassed more than $3.47 million in lifetime tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob. This was Funaro's seventh career win and second biggest career score, only trailing his fifth-place finish in the 2022 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, where he was awarded $1,301,000 in prize money.

Event #57: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty attracted a 486-entrant field - down from the 642 entrants in 2023. Each entrant had a bounty of $3,000 on their head as the total prize pool reached $4,519,800 in prize money and paid the top 73 players. Those finishing in the money included Ryan Riess, Mike Leah, Barry Hutter, Keith Lehr, Scott Seiver, John Racener, Sam Laskowitz, Asher Conniff, Jennifer Harman, Arthur Morris, Kristen Foxen, Stephen Song, Aleks Ponakovs, Calvin Anderson, Martin Jacobson, and Ian Matakis. Defending champion Phil Hellmuth put on a gallant title defense before he was stopped in 15th place for $28,463 in prize money.

After play concluded on Day 1 with nine players remaining, Belarusian Aliaksei Boika held the chip lead. Aaron Johnson was the first to fall when he lost a flip with pocket sixes against the ace-queen of Michael Rocco. Ludovic Geilich was the next to be eliminated when his ace-four was outdrawn by Boika's king-queen. Rocco doubled into the chip lead when his aces held against Antoine Saout's pocket eights. The Frenchman was down to less than a small blind and fell shortly after when his ten-five was unable to improve on it's flopped pair against Steve Buell's pocket aces.

Buell then found pocket tens and called all-in after Oliver Weis three-bet shoved with ace-king. The king on the turn ended things for Buell as the final table was down to just five players. Overnight chip leader Boika then saw a flop with pocket nines and found himself all-in against Rocco's flush and straight draw. Rocco drilled a straight flush on the river to eliminate Boika in fifth place. Funaro then doubled through Weis who relinquished the chip lead to Rocco, and then Nakanishi doubled through Funaro. Funaro found one more double through Weis, and then another. Although Weis found a double of his own, his tournament ended in fourth when a three-way all-in saw the German table king-three against Nakanishi's eight-six, and Rocco's ace-seven. Nakanishi flopped two pair while Rocco flopped a straight draw. Weis turned top pair to give him some outs, but Rocco's straight came in on the river to eliminate Weis.

Rocco's run ended in another third-place finish - having finished third in Event #21: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $639,620 - when his pocket sevens were outdrawn by Nakanishi's ace-seven. The Japanese bracelet winner held a commanding six-to-one chip advantage, but Funaro immediately went to work doubling when he flopped a pair and turned a straight. Funaro continued to claw away at Nakanishi's lead before finding a double with queen-jack against queen-three to hold nearly a four-to-one advantage. Funaro pushed ahead before the final hand saw him shove with jack-six as Nakanishi called all-in with ace-nine. Funaro flopped two pair, turned a full house, and sent Nakanishi out in second place as he was crowned the Event #57 champion and received his second WSOP bracelet.

2024 WSOP Event #57: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Frank Funaro United States $612,997 613
2nd Shota Nakanishi Japan $408,658 409
3rd Michael Rocco United States $282,983 283
4th Oliver Weis Germany $199,342 199
5th Aliaksei Boika Belarus $142,892 143
6th Steve Buell United States $104,261 104
7th Antoine Saout France $77,460 77
8th Ludovic Geilich Scotland $58,616 59
9th Aaron Johnson United States $45,195 45

PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st David Coleman 1,336 4 12 $1,052,369
2nd Dylan Weisman 1,301 3 12 $1,331,099
3rd Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
4th Chance Kornuth 1,041 0 4 $2,385,298
5th Nick Schulman 1,035 1 9 $1,912,611
6th Jeremy Ausmus 1,021 0 12 $2,448,834
7th Viktor Blom 1,000 0 3 $2,291,709
8th Jesse Lonis 953 1 11 $1,149,706
9th Daniel Negreanu 945 1 13 $825,528
10th Sergio Aido 888 1 3 $2,260,752

These are the leaderboard standings as of Sunday, June 23, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

Following Funaro claiming his second WSOP bracelet, he climbs into 21st on the PGT leaderboard with 645 PGT points from his two qualifying cashes. Shota Nakanishi picked up his first set of PGT points for the season and moved to 49th with 409 PGT points. Third-place finisher Michael Rocco is now 11th on the PGT leaderboard with 750 PGT points. 

Other players to cement their position inside the Top 40 on the PGT leaderboard after cashing in Event #57 included Kristen Foxen (14th - 722 PGT points), Calvin Anderson (19th - 672 PGT points), John Racener (23rd - 625 PGT points), Sam Laskowitz (29th - 567 PGT points), and Scott Seiver (35th - 513 PGT points)

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, beginning on June 23. Following that will be Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship on June 26, followed by Event #72: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship on June 28. The final two PGT-qualifying events for June will be Event #73: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller on June 29, and then Event #74: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship on June 30.

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