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Barny Boatman wins first bracelet

Updated: July 1, 2013, 4:38 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

The British rail was rocking the Rio on Saturday as Barny Boatman became the champion of the $1,500 no-limit hold 'em Event 49 at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Boatman, a British poker icon and writer, had found success around the world, but only three of his previous 24 WSOP cashes had resulted in a final table. Those close calls were all pushed aside this weekend as he focused to outlast a monstrous field of 2,247 and earned a career-best cash of $546,080.

"I had no idea how ...

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