Saturday, June 09, 2007

Pocket5s Member Becomes Youngest WSOP Bracelet Winner

Steve “MrSmokey1” Billirakis made World Series of Poker history on Sunday in the $5k Mixed Hold ‘Em event, becoming the youngest bracelet winner of all-time. At the time of his victory (worth $536k), he was 21 years and 10 days old!

MrSmokey1 has been a name the Pocket5s poker community have known for years, and his wins have been numerous. Just two weeks before his big win, he took down the PokerStars $200 rebuy for $57k, which was just one of many big online wins he’s had over the years.

While this was Steve’s first WSOP event, he’s already had a taste of live success, including 3rd place finishes in the Paradise Conquest $5k event and the $2,500 British Columbia Poker Championships.