Poker pros Jerrod Ankenman and Bill Chen will likely see an improvement in book sales after June 23rd, 2009. With Mathematics of Poker co-author Bill Chen watching from the audience gallery, Ankenman edge out Sergey Altbregin, a Russian poker player with $200,000 in career earnings, in the heads-up showdown to take home the World Series of Poker's $2,500 Mixed Event.
Ankenman said that this is his third big cash at a WSOP and he is very happy to win the bracelet. He added that he only finished in 2nd in the first two WSOP events he had previously joined so he is very happy with this win. Ankenman said that during the heads-up showdown, he was pretty confident because he has experienced a lot of heads-up limit. He said that it was a combination of experience and luck that help him to win the championship.
The former employee of Washington Mutual said that he loved the mixed poker game format because it gives you a good chance to show off your hard earn skills. Ankenman added the WSOP is like the last stronghold of mixed games and it is really nice to come to the WSOP and enjoy numerous variety of poker games.