Brandon Cantu, a.k.a. “any2cantu”, had a chance to win his second WSOP bracelet last week in Event #39, but came up just short, settling for second place. He admitted that he took the loss very hard, but fortunately for him, he did not have to wait long for redemption.
This time, while playing Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low, 8 or better split, Cantu rode a hot string of cards during day 2 to build up a very large stack. At one point during day 2, Cantu had reached 1 million in chips before anyone else had reached 300,000.
He entered the final table with double the stack of his nearest competitor. The final table was no cake walk, however, as Lee Watkinson would put pressure on Cantu, and actually have the chip lead as the two went to heads-up play. Cantu was able to battle back from a 5 -to-1 chip deficit, though, to eventually take the lead and put Watkinson away. This is Brandon’s second WSOP bracelet, the first being in the 2006 WSOP, Event #2 – No-Limit Hold’em.
1st – Brandon Cantu – $228,867
2nd – Lee Watkinson – $141,873
3rd – Mathieu Jacqmin – $92,946
4th – Ted Weinstock – $64,727
5th – Tommy Vedes – $47,617
6th – Steve Jelinek – $36,893
7th – Aaron Sias – $30,028
8th – Ronnie Hofman – $25,618
9th – William Mcmahon – $22,862