Monday June 30,2014 : DETROIT VICTORY IN POKER TOURNAMENT
David Olson wins World Series of Poker Limit Hold"em event.
Twenty-seven-year-old Detroit poker pro David Olson is the latest maiden bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, taking down event 52 – the $10,000 buy-in Limit HoldEm contest for $303,909 despite a professional-rich and competitive field of 122.
The field, and the $1,146,800 prize pool that it generated, could have been larger, but the contiguous Monster Stack event may have lured many players away.
Three days into the competition just ten players remained, and that soon led to the formation of a final table that comprised Olson and Mikail Tulchinskiy, Greg Debora, Samuel Golbuff, Paul Mannoni, Bill Chen, Brian Tate, Jan Sjavik and Gabriel Nassif.
By the time three-handed action was reached Greg DeBora held the lead, as he had done for most of the day, but he fell short to a few coolers and busted out in third for $136,056, setting up Olson with the chip lead in a final battle with Mikael Tulchinskiy.
It took two hours to decide the winner as the lead changed several times, but in the end Olson was able to prevail and claim the main honours, leaving his gutsy opponent with a consolatory $187,811.