John Fauver is the newest gold bracelet winner at the 2024 World Series of Poker after winning Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship. A new event on the WSOP schedule, the Big O Championship, attracted 332 entrants and created a prize pool of $3,087,600. Fauver took down a stacked final table to claim his maiden piece of gold and the $681,998 first-place prize.

Fauver's previous biggest career score was a seventh-place finish in the 2024 PGT PLO Series Event #8 for $49,800. This WSOP bracelet win of nearly $700,000 takes his lifetime career earnings to $933,014, according to The Hendon Mob.

The inaugural event would only need three of the scheduled four days as just 19 players returned on Day 3 with Calvin Anderson holding the chip lead. Action was quick to reach the final table as Farid Jattin moved into the lead ahead of Dylan Weisman. Danny Wong was the first to fall in eighth place  when he bricked out and finished with bottom pair against the pocket tens of Jattin. Michael Rocco exited in seventh place when he was all-in preflop and bricked his flush draw and low draw and finished with a pair of tens. Nitesh Rawtani, however, rivered a pair of kings to put the tournament down to the final six.

Alfred Atamian exited in sixth place when his aces were cracked by Jattin's pocket kings. Weisman then was eliminated in fifth place when his top pair was outdrawn by Jattin's wrap that made running trips. Jattin held more than half the chips in play at dinner break, and on return, it was Fauver's turn to make a run up the leaderboard as he scooped and doubled his way into the chip lead. Jattin's run on top would come to a conclusion in fourth place when he was all-in with a pair and backdoor draws against Anderson's superior pair. Jattin bricked his draw, and just three remained.

Rawtini fell next when his two pair went down to the superior two pair and low of Anderson. With Rawtini on the rail, Anderson trailed Fauver entering heads-up play. Fauver immediately surged ahead to a two-to-one advantage before the final hand played out with Anderson all-in on the king-high flop with double-suited aces and a straight draw against the set of kings of Fauver. The turn completed Anderson's straight, but the river paired the board to thrust Fauver ahead with a full house as Anderson was eliminated in second place.

2024 WSOP Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st John Fauver United States $681,998 682
2nd Calvin Anderson United States $454,668 455
3rd Nitesh Rawtani United States $311,747 312
4th Farid Jattin Colombia $217,783 218
5th Dylan Weisman United States $155,065 155
6th Alfred Atamian United States $112,573 113
7th Michael Rocco United States $83,359 83
8th Danny Wong United States $62,985 63

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 Nick Schulman 1,035 1 9 $1,912,611
5th Daniel Negreanu 923 1 12 $803,791
6th Samuli Sipila 749 2 4 $776,140
7th John Fauver 732 1 2 $731,798
8th Stephen Chidwick 711 1 8 $847,875
9th Kristen Foxen 708 1 6 $513,662
10th Brek Schutten 700 1 1 $1,405,641

These are the leaderboard standings as of Sunday, June 16, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

John Fauver now moves into seventh on the PGT leaderboard with 732 PGT points after winning his first WSOP bracelet to go alongside his seventh-place finish in PGT PLO Series Event #8. The other big mover was Dylan Weisman, who moves into second overall with 1,301 PGT points. Following his running-up finish, Calvin Anderson sits in 14th place with 653 PGT points from his two cashes. Michael Rooco climbs to 28th place with 467 PGT points.

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is Event #45: $10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship, beginning on June 17.  and with late registration open on June 18. Following that will be Event #47: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller, beginning on June 18, and then Event #50: $10,000 Razz Championship, beginning on June 19.

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