Joel Smith has officially claimed the FPN bracelet and a $11,500 Main Event prize package by walking away with the victory at the Free Poker Network Chasin’ Bracelets National Championship.

Smith beat out a field of 225 qualifiers to take home the victory, defeating Greg Larson in a heads-up play, capping off an exciting weekend of competition that saw a deep run to notch fourth place in the Tag Team Championship, alongside his wife, Nikki.

Larson and the rest of the top-20 finishers took home $1,500.+.

“It’s surreal. I don’t really know what to say,” Smith said, according to PokerNews. “I didn’t give up. You just never know. Any hand can be the one that turns things around and makes things go your way.”

2023 FPN Chasin’ Bracelets National Championship Final Table Results

1 Joel Smith Minnesota $11,500
2 Greg Larson Minnesota $1,500
3 Brett Zimmerman Illinois $1,500
4 Lester Hauglid Minnesota $1,500
5 Brad Craig North Dakota $1,500
6 Kevin Spain Illinois $1,500
7 David Kalet Nebraska $1,500
8 Craig Ashley Illinois $1,500
9 Ed Cavaciuti Delaware $1,500
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