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Pot-Limit Hold'em (Event 20)
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 to Thursday, June 11, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $864,045
Entries: 633


John-Paul Kelly, Winner of Event 20 - $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em ($194,434)

After three gruelling days of poker and a five-hour final table, Event 20 - $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem has come to an end with John-Paul Kelly victorious! The field contained 633 of the toughest players from around the world including John Juanda, Andy Bloch, Allen Cunningham, Brandan Cantu, Jason Mercier and JC Tran. However when the final table came back today there would be only one big name remaining, with the crowd favorite Erik Seidel in great shape to capture his ninth bracelet and fifty-fifth WSOP cash. However Seidel would fall in seventh as UK's own John-Paul Kelly started marching up the chip counts page following some luck, a rush of cards and a great application of patience and skill. Entering heads-up play with the chip advantage against Germany's Marc Tschirch, Kelly and Tschirch would see-saw back and forth eventually falling back into even contention. However it would be UK that would take down this European battle when Kelly outdraw Tschirch on the turn to capture the $194,434 first prize, title of champion and coveted gold bracelet. Congratulations to John-Paul Kelly for capturing the Event 20 Gold Bracelet

Jp’s winning hand

Marc Tschirch raised to 55,000 from the button and John Paul Kelly reraised to 150,000. Tschirch called. The flop came 8c5d4s. Kelly led out for 155,000 and Tschirch called. The Qc fell on the turn and Kelly continued to fire bullets, betting 300,000. Tschirch moved all in and was called instantly by Kelly. Kelly: AsQh Tschirch: Ah5h Tschirch needed a five to stay alive, but the rail was full of Kelly supporters, including Neil Channing, chanting "Deuuucce" The 2c hit on the river crowning a champion - John Paul Kelly. Tschirch finishes in 2nd place, earning $120,102.

No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (Event 22)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 to Friday, June 12, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $1,365,000
Entries: 1,000

Joe Beevers 11th –100 $5,236

World Championship 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) (Event 23)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 to Friday, June 12, 2009
Buy-in: $10,000
Prizepool: $902,400
Entries: 96

10 runners left with Roland De Wolfe at the tail of the field

No-Limit Hold’em (Event 24)
Thursday, June 11, 2009 to Saturday, June 13, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $3,420,690
Entries: 2,506

O'Leary So Near-y

One of the unfortunates who will not be making the money is pink-haired Brit Kevin O'Leary. He raised all in for a mere 500 over the existing bet on a 7sTh9h flop and got two callers; he was already putting his coat on. Both players checked the Ac turn and come the 9c river Stuart Marshak bet out 10,400. His opponent called, but mucked when Marshak turned over 6d8h for the flopped straight. O'Leary mucked too and headed for the door.

270 runners remaining

Omaha/Seven Card Stud HL/8 or Better (Event 25)
Thursday, June 11, 2009 to Saturday, June 13, 2009
Buy-in: $2,500
Prizepool: tbd
Entries: 376
155 players remaining.

Jeff Duvall - 25,000
Mel Judah - 23,000


Fenix35 said...

wahey one for the brits :)