Event #31, No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed), July 2,
A Golden Moment:Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Wins WSOP
Gold Bracelet Number Ten
Event #31: No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed) Championship
Location: Rio, Las Vegas
Number of Entries: 301
Total Prize Money: $1,414,700
remarkable days after Johnny Chan won his tenth WSOP
title, Doyle Brunson returned to poker's center stage.
In front of a standing-room only crowd and ESPN television
cameras, Brunson re-wrote the record books one more
time, winning his tenth gold bracelet. His win ties
him (once again) with Johnny Chan.
Doyle Brunson's victory was not easy. First, he had
to maneuver through a highly-competitive field of
301 entries. But Brunson held the chip lead much of
the way. Once Brunson made it down to the final six
(the final table was comprised of six players), he
still had major obstacles. Their names were Jason
Lester, Ayaz Mahmood, Layne Flack, Scotty Nguyen,
and Minh Ly.
On the final hand of the night, Doyle must have misread
his hand, because he moved in with 10 3...not 10 2.
Minh Ly called with KQ, and you just got the feeling
the poker gods were watching. The Poker Gods were
watching, and Doyle paired his 3, and made history....again.
Doyle make history, and I am proud to say.... Champion
- Doyle Brunson - $367,800 - 2nd place - Minh Ly -
by Q Sunday