Weekend action in the 41st World Series of Poker spilled over into the early hours of Monday morning, with two events reaching a final table, popular pro Daniel Alaei winning his third WSOP bracelet and Huck Seed receiving the accolades as the best of 27 top names in the Tournament of Champions.
Seed is $500 000 wealthier following his victory in the hard-fought tournament, in which an elected field of 27 that included some of the best players in the world clashed over three days of poker. The fifteen year veteran pro faced Howard Lederer in the heads up, despatching him with a second placing payday of $250 000.
The win brings Seed, who holds four WSOP winner's bracelets, up to almost $6 million in career earnings and adds to a long string of live tournament honours that includes winning the WSOP main event in 1996.
Other aces on the final table were eliminated like this:
Johnny Chan out in 3rd place ($100,000)
Joe Hachem gone in 4th place ($25,000)
Barry Greenstein eliminated in 5th place ($25,000)
Daniel Negreanu busted out in 6th place ($25,000)
Jennifer Harman exited in 7tgh place ($25,000)
Annie Duke left in the eighth spot ($25,000)
T.J. Cloutier was ousted at ninth ($25,000)