6.6.10 – Day 2 of event 9 – $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'Em – saw James Dempsey holding a major chip lead, a position he continued to occupy as play progressed, and which saw him ultimately finish the day within striking distance of leader Steve Chanthabouasy on the leaderboard.
The final nine met Saturday in a final table that ended up in a hard-fought 2 hour heads up between Dempsey and Chanthabouasy.
Dempsey had to work hard for his $197,470 first prize which doubles his live tournament career earnings, although it falls short of his biggest win to date – a second place $211 000 in the last SCOOP online NLHE tournament.
The two men had managed to survive an original field of 650 players and three days of hectic action, with Dempsey dominating much of it but Chanthabouasy chasing him hard and at one stage overtaking his lead.
JJ Liu’s elimination in third place by Dempsey set up the heads up clash, and Chanthabouasy’s second placing was worth $121 963. Other final tablers included (in finishing order) Mark Babekov, Scott Haraden, Armen Kara, Joseph Williams, Edward Brogdon and Gregg Wilkerson.
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