2010 World Series of Poker Updates - Events 48-56

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That’s it folks. The 2010 World Series of Poker is coming to an end. All that is left is the main event. So it is time to see who were the last players to win a Golden Bracelet, And who missed their chances.

Event #48, the $2,500 Mixed Event: Another first timer wins a Golden Bracelet in this year’s WSOP. Norwegian Sigurad Eskeland wins his first World Series victory after beating a field of 450 participants, including 5 Bracelets holder Chris Jesus Ferguson, who finished 48 and 2 Bracelets holden Vitaly Lunkin who finished 39.

WSOP Tournament of Champions: You could not find a more stars swarming event than this one. 28 of the biggest names in the pro poker world were selected by WSOP fans to compete in this prestigious event. Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson and so many more were after the grand prize of $500K. At the end of the day it was 4 times Bracelet winner Huck Seed who won the Championship and the big prize. 2 times Bracelet winner Howard Lederer came in second and 10 times Bracelet winner Johnny Chan came in third.

Event #49, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: With more than 2,500 entrants to this event, winning event 49 was anything but an easy task. But Michael Linn made it and won his first WSOP Golden Bracelet. This was the 22 years old third cash in the WSOP.

Event #50, the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha: 24 years old Chance Kornuth is the big winner of event 50. He won his first Golden Bracelet and  a prize money of a little more than $500K.

Event #51, the $3,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em: Ryan Welch is the big winner of event 51. this is his first WSOP win.

Event #52, the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Six Handed: With a $25,000 buy in there was a lot to gain in event 52. 191 entrants to this event were all after the prize money of more than $1.3M. At the end of the day it was American Dan Kelly who took home the grand prize and his first WSOP Golden Bracelet.

Event #53, the $1,500 Limit Hold’em, Shootout: Brendan Taylor won his first WSOP title in this event. He also took home a prize money of $185,000.

Event #54, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Marcel Vonk has only played 4 World Series Tournaments in his life time and cashed twice. But his 4th appearance marked an achievement most poker players can only dream of – a Golden Bracelet. On his path to victory Vonk overcame a field of 3,844 antrants.

Event #55, the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship: the new Pot-Limit Omaha champion is Californian Daniel Alaei. This is Alei’s third World Series title.

Event #56, the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Congratulations to Israeli Tomer Berda for winninng his first WSOP Golden Bracelet, and whopping prize money of more than $800K.