Jeff Madsen Wins First WSOP Bracelet for Six Years
Back at the 2006 WSOP all the attention was on Jeff Madsen, the 21 year old player who won two bracelets and made headlines across the world. That year he managed four chases, two wins and two third place finishes and took home prize money exceeding $1.2 million.
However, over the last six years he has failed to recreate his success. That was until last Friday night when he won the pot-limit Omaha Event 35 and took home his third WSOP bracelet and $384,420 prize money.
After winning Madsen said, “I’m thrilled to win. Hey, it’s been a long time. What can I say? I didn’t think it would take this long, but it did. … Sure, I wanted to win [sooner], but I’ve been working to improve my game and if anything, now I am a better player. I never really looked at it as a drought. I mean, I did have lots of cashes and winnings since then.”
To claim victory Madsen had to beat a field of 640 players and overcome a final table that included Omaha expert Scott Clements. Madsen began the final day with the chip lead and played impressively throughout the day to claim his first WSOP win in six years.