6/17/10 – Events 24,and 26 are in the record books as three more bracelets were won at the 41st World Series of Poker in Las Vegas over the past 24 hours.
The long-running event 24 – the $1,000 buy-in No-limit Hold'Em at last produced a winner after 4 days of hard grinding poker when Jeffrey Tebben converted a short stack start into a WSOP bracelet and $503,389 after a heads up confrontation with JD McNamara that saw some fine and aggressive poker. McNamara’s runner-up prize was worth $310,248.
Nine survivors entered Day 4 Wednesday afternoon play with McNamara holding the chip lead after a short but action-packed Day 3.
15 players remained at the end of Day 2 in event 26, a $2,500 NLHE Six Handed competition that went to 10 levels before tournament officials bagged up the chips and decided the finisher would be on Day 3. Dave Cowley was in the lead at that stage but there were some impressive players still in the running and more than prepared to give challenge.
The second day did see the departure of top players like Jerry Yang, Sorel Mizzi, Annette Obrestad, Matt Graham, Matt Affleck and Jared Hamby.
By the end of Day 3, after a total of over the three days of 30 levels of play and the elimination of 1,423 entrants, a brief heads up between William Haydon and Jeffrey Papola decided the winner.
Haydon emerged victorious, having delivered a consistently sound style of poker throughout most of the contest, to claim a bracelet and the main prize of $630,031. It was the San Francisco player’s biggest cash to date, and his first piece of WSOP jewellery.
Papola enjoyed a $391,068 payday for his second placing.
Also See :
2010 WSOP News : Now Live. All events covered. Live news listings for the 2010 World Series of Poker, Direct from the Rio in Las Vegas. 2010 World Series of Poker updates. See only WSOP news.
2010 World Series of poker schedule. Find out what events are taking place. Schedule includes dates and times for the 57 events in the 2010 world series of poker
2010 World Series of Poker Satellites – Listing of online poker sites that are currently running 2010 World series of Poker qualifiers, freerolls and satellites