Jose Garcia Wins $500 Casino Employees NL Hold’em Event #2 for $79,134

Jose Garcia, known as “Placido,” won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #2: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em at the Horseshoe and Paris Casino. Garcia, a poker dealer, took home $79,134 after defeating Richard Rothmeier in the final heads-up match. Rothmeier earned $52,773 for his second-place finish.

The event attracted 1,189 entries, creating a prize pool of $499,380. The competition was fierce, with the bubble bursting on Day 1. By the start of Day 2, 179 players were still in the running. As the day progressed, the field narrowed down to the final table.

The final four players were Jose Garcia with 13,795,000 chips, Richard Rothmeier with 8,705,000, Lang Anderson with 4,015,000, and Alexander Green with 2,990,000. Michael Holtz, a previous bracelet winner, finished just shy of the final table, placing 11th and earning $4,962.

Final Table Results WSOP Event #2: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em

Result Player Prize
1 Jose Garcia $79,134
2 Richard Rothmeier $52,773
3 Alexander Green $37,264
4 Lang Anderson $26,698
5 Barry Goldberg $19,412
6 Bradley Wolfe $14,328
7 Joshua Sieverding $10,737
8 Christopher Keem $8,171
9 Lukas Robinson $6,317

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