With more than half of the 2010 World Series of Poker events completed, the most prestigious tournament of the poker world is producing some exciting moments and new champions. Here are the latest updates of this great event.
Event #28, $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha: only 3 Americans made it to the final table of this event, none of which finally won. The Golden Bracelet and $315,000 cash prize eventually went to Canadian Miguel Proulx. This was Proulx second WSOP appearance and first win.
Event #29, $10,000 Limit Hold’em World Championship: This year’s big winner of the $10,000 Limit Hold’em World Championship is 42 years old Matt Keikoan. This is Keikoan’s second Golden Bracelet.
Event #30, $1,500 No Limit Hold’em: Englishman Mike Ellis is the big winner of event 30. This is the first Golden Bracelet for the 45 years old financial trader that has been playing poker professionally for the past 6 years.
Event #31, $1,500 H.O.R.S.E: Russian Konstantin Puchkov won the first H.O.R.S.E event if the year. At the age of 58 Puchkov has finally managed to get the most coveted prize in the poker world, after overcoming more than 800 participants to the event.
Event #32, $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Six Handed: Another first time Bracelet winner emerged from event 32. American Jeffrey Papola was the runner up in event 26, and managed now to gain the coveted Golden Bracelet and the prize money of more than $600K, after overpowering 7 times Golden Bracelet winner Men Nguyen, and more than 500 other entrants to the event.
Event #33, $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha: American Jose-Luis Velador wins his second Golden Bracelet in event 33, after beating 480 entrants to the event, including Phil Ivey, who came in 12th place.
Event #34, $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship: In an almost all American event, where all 25 first places were occupied by Americans, Herold Angle won his first WSOP Golden Bracelet. This is Angle first and only WSOP appearance and only Golden Bracelet. Herold also took home an attractive prize money in the amount of $480K.
Event #35, $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Ayaz Mahmood is the new champion of the $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em event. This is 38 years old Mahmood’s first WSOP win, which earned his a Golden Bracelet and a whopping prize money of more than $600K.
Event #36, $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em: Winning an event which hosts more than 3,000 entrants is not simple at all, but Scott Montgomery pulled it off, to win his first WSOP Golden Bracelet and an attractive prize money in the amount of $480K.
Event #37, $3,000 H.O.R.S.E: It took Phil Ivey 37 events, but Ivey did not let the 2010 WSOP go by without at least one additional Golden Bracelet joining his existing 7. This puts 33 years old Ivey in fifth place, along with Erik Seidel, in the all time WSOP wins list. Ivey won his bracelet in a final table swarming with Bracelet holders: runner up Bill Chen (2 Bracelets), John Juanda (4), Ken Aldridge (1), and Jeffrey Lisandro (4).
Stay tuned for some more 2010 World Series of Poker updates.