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June 24, 2024

Jared Kingery Clinches His First WSOP Bracelet in Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Aria Williams
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In the whirlwind of chips and high stakes that is the World Series of Poker (WSOP), Jared Kingery has emerged victorious, cementing his place in poker history by winning Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em. After three days of intense competition, Kingery outlasted a field of 1,561 players, securing his first-ever WSOP bracelet and a hefty $410,359 prize. The final face-off saw Kingery go head-to-head with Javier Gomez, who gracefully accepted the runner-up position and a $273,581 payout.

Jared Kingery Clinches His First WSOP Bracelet in Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em
  • Kingery's Triumph: Jared Kingery claims his first WSOP bracelet, overcoming Javier Gomez in a gripping heads-up battle.
  • A Rewarding Journey: From a runner-up in 2022 to champion in 2024, Kingery's WSOP journey is a tale of perseverance and skill.
  • Not Just a Player: Despite his poker success, Kingery remains grounded, attributing his success to a balance between his profession as a longshoreman and his passion for poker.

This victory is particularly sweet for Kingery, marking a significant milestone after his near miss in the 2022 WSOP, where he finished second in Event #5: $500 The Housewarming. This year, however, the spotlight is solely on him as he celebrates his crowning achievement.

Kingery, a Washington native, has accumulated over $800,000 in winnings at the WSOP, an impressive feat for someone who considers poker a secondary pursuit. His day job as a longshoreman and his role as a family man take precedence, making his achievements at the poker table even more remarkable.

The final day of Event #44 was fraught with tension and excitement. Notable early eliminations included poker stalwarts Barry Shulman and Michael Berk, among others. As the final table loomed, the dynamics shifted rapidly, with each player vying for a spot in poker history.

Kingery's path to victory was not easy, with several challenging moments that tested his resolve and skill. A pivotal moment came when he secured a massive pot against Gomez with a nut straight, propelling him into the chip lead and setting the stage for the final showdown.

The heads-up battle between Kingery and Gomez was brief but intense, with Kingery's ace-queen hand ultimately prevailing over Gomez's ace-jack. This victory not only earned Kingery the coveted bracelet but also served as a testament to his dedication and skill.

As the 2024 WSOP continues, Kingery's triumph in Event #44 will undoubtedly inspire both seasoned professionals and aspiring poker players. His story is a reminder that with determination and a bit of luck, poker dreams can indeed come true.

For more updates and coverage from the 2024 World Series of Poker, stay tuned to PokerNews, your go-to source for all the action from the felt.

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