Event #38 of the 2010 WSOP recently finished up and it was Vlademar Kwaysser who was able to outlast the field of 267 competitors to win the first place prize as well as the coveted WSOP bracelet. The event was a pot limit hold’em championship and it had a buy-in of $10,000. The players participating created a prize pool of $2,519,200 with first place earning just over $617,000.
Kwaysser earned his first WSOP bracelet with the win and he had to outlast several top players to be able to earn the win. Such players as Amnon Filippi, Allen Kessler and Amit Makhija had to be passed for Kwaysser to make the final table.
Final table play would last for hours but along the way Kwaysser would be able to take down five of the eight competitors at the final table. Below is a description of how the eliminations took place.
The first player to go was Alexander Kuzmin. Thomas Marchese would reraise just enough so Kuzmin had to go all in. Kuzmin would call and he would hold K-J while Marchese held A-10. The board fell A-Q-5-K-7 and Kuzmin would be eliminated.
Blair Rodman would be the next causality as he would be eliminated in eighth place. Rodman went all in on the flop and was called by Kwaysser. The board fell K-J-7-7-9 and with pocket Kings Kwaysser would win the hand and Rodman’s time in the tournament would be over.
Peter Jetten would be eh next to go and he would fall to Kwaysser as well. Jetten would show A-5 and Kwaysser would hold A-10. Kwaysser made the better hand and Jetten would be out in seventh place. Sixth would go to Thomas Marchese when he went all in against James Claderaro. Pocket kings sat in front of Claderaro and Marchese held pocket nines. The board gave Claderaro another king and the win so Marchese was out in sixth.
Dani Stern would earn fifth place courtesy of Kwaysser, fourth would go to Calderaro also courtesy of Kwaysser and this would leave Vlademar Kwassyer and Matt Marafioti to compete in heads up play.
It would take just a few minutes for heads up play to be completed. On the final hand Marafioti would raise on the preflop 200,000 and Kwaysser would call. The flop fell J-10-6 and Marafioti would bet again this time 425,000.
Kwaysser would reraise and Marafioti would call which would put him all in. Marafioti showed K-6 clubs looking for the flush while Kwaysser held top pair with J-8. The turn and river were a Q-7 and Kwayssser would earn the win and his first WSOP bracelet of his career.
1. Valdemar Kwaysser — $617,214
2. Matt Marafioti— $381,507
3. James Calderaro — $284,845
4. Konstantin Bucherl — $214,106
5. Dani Stern — $161,934
6. Thomas Marchese — $123,264
7. Peter Jetten — $94,394
8. Blair Rodman — $72,754
9. Alexander Kuzmin — $56,404