Seat 1: Rick van Bruggen, 27, Oude Pekela, the Netherlands – 32,800,000
Rick van Bruggen might have just over $20,000 on his Hendon Mob resume, but he is an experienced grinder. Van Bruggen picked up poker when he was 18 and now considers himself a professional player.
The 27-year-old Dutchman specializes in live cash games and is now making his tournament breakthrough. He vaulted into second place on the very last hand of Day 3, winning a coin flip to eliminate Mathias Siljander in 10th place.