havoj Wins WSOP $2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed Event


Dutch havojBoyd notched his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet win on Sunday night, taking down a $2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event (#23). Boyd earned $234,000 and bested a field of 384 players. Boyd’s first piece of hardware came four years ago in a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Short-Handed contest and was good for nearly $500,000. Let’s take a look back at Event #23 of the WSOP.

Boyd (pictured) told WSOP officials following his big win on Sunday that he wasn’t content with just one bracelet in 2010: “That first gold bracelet was really special. This is very special, too. But that first one was a dream come true. But now I have a new dream – to win two bracelets in one year.” Boyd defeated Brian Meinders heads-up when his opponent got his final chips in pre-flop with A-8 against Boyd’s J-10. The door card was a jack and Boyd walked away with his second gold bracelet.

Also making the final table of the $2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event was Julian wh00selParmann, who took fourth place for $62,000. Parmann is a former mid-stakes PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event winner and also owns a victory in the Full Tilt Poker $100 rebuy. Parmann was committed pre-flop and showed K-J, well out in front of the K-10 of Meinders. However, Meinders flopped a 10 and Parmann’s open-ended straight draw failed to materialize on the turn or river.

Here’s how the final six cashed out in Event #23:

1. Dutch havojBoyd – $234,065
2. Brian Meinders – $144,650
3. Albert Minnullin – $93,892
4. Julian wh00selParmann – $62,769
5. Domenico Denotaristefani – $43,117
6. Al Barbieri – $30,399

A total of 3,289 players entered the latest $1,000 No Limit Hold’emevent (#24) and, after two starting days, 507 are left standing according to WSOP.com. There are a bundle of PocketFives.com members in the hunt, including Eric EFroFroehlich (47,325 chips, pictured), Andrew achenChen (38,425), J.D. BubbaKGBMcNamara (37,400), and Tristan Cre8iveWade (32,750). First place is scheduled to earn $503,000, so a monster payday is up for grabs for someone’s $1,000 investment. The event resumes with Day 2 on Monday at 2:30pm PT.

In Event #25 of the 2010 WSOP, the $10,000 Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better World Championship, Las Vegas’ Michael Chow leads the way with 21 players remaining and holds a stack of 600,000. The tournament began with 212 players and the field is now in the money. WSOP bracelet winners and online poker community members David BakesBaker, James Flushy Dempsey, and UB.com‘s Eric basebaldyBaldwin (pictured) all remain in contention for bracelet #2 and the $488,000 top prize.

However, these three top-tier players will have to navigate a stacked final 21 according to PokerNews:

1. Michael Chow – 600,000
2. Abe Mosseri – 531,000
3. Eugene Katchalov – 463,000
4. Sergey Altbregin – 444,000
5. Steve Wong – 363,000
6. Tai Nguyen – 325,000
7. Jean-Robert Bellande – 314,000
8. Tony Merksick – 312,000
9. David BakesBaker – 283,000
10. “Miami” John Cernuto – 269,000
11. Oleg Shamardin – 266,000
12. James FlushyDempsey – 218,000
13. Mikael Thuritz – 208,000
14. Mike SirWattsWatson – 170,000
15. Steve Zolotow – 146,000
16. Barry Hartheimer – 131,000
17. Yueqi Zhu – 127,000
18. Chino Rheem – 120,000
19. Eric BasebaldyBaldwin – 47,000
20. John D’Agostino – 47,000
21. Jose De Paz – 44,000

Starting up today at Noon PT is a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event (#26). Five hours later, Event #27 will begin, a $1,500 Seven Card Stud High-Low Eight or Better tournament. Both are three-day events. Stay tuned to PocketFives.com for the latest WSOP coverage of online poker players and don’t forget to check out our partial list of member cashes.