Event #51 of the 2010 World Series of Poker has finished up and the winner of the event was Ryan Welch. The event had a buy-in of $3,000 and had 965 players competing which created a prize pool of just over $2.6 million dollars.
The event was a no limit hold’em triple chance tournament and when the final day of play began it would be twelve players returning to the table to play down to the bracelet winner. It would take about two hours for the table to be narrowed down to the final nine players and the competition would be tough.
The first player to be eliminated would be Tad Jurgens when he went all in and was called by Noel Scruggs as well as Guillaume Darcourt. Jurgens held pocket Queens while Scruggs held A-Q and Darcourt held pocket 7s. The board ran out 9-7-3-2-4 and Darcourt would eliminate both players. So Jurgens would be out in ninth and Scruggs would go out in eighth.
Tommy Vedes would go out in seventh place after he went all in and was called by Sergey Lebedev. Vedes held A-9 while Lebedev held pocket eights. The board would run out 5-5-3-5-J and Vedes would not get the cards he needed to win the hand and he would be out in seventh place.
Sixth place would go to Sergey Lebedev when he went all in and was called by Darcourt. Lebedev held A-J while Darcourt held A-K. the board fell 10-10-9-10-K and Darcourt’s King would help him win the hand and Lebedev would be out in sixth place.
Bradley Craig would be eliminated in fifth place after going all in preflop. Craig was called by Darcourt who held pocket nines and Craig held A-8. The board fell J-8-4-6-7 so with the larger pair, Darcourt would win the hand and Craig would be eliminated.
Fourth place would go to Will Failla when he went all in against Ryan Welch. Failla went all in preflop and Welch called. Failla held A-7 while Welch held A-J. the board ran out K-Q-2-5-6 and Failla would be out in fourth place.
Third would go to Darcourt when he went all in and was called by Jon Eaton. Darcourt held 8-6 while Eaton held 7-4. The board showed 9-6-5-8-9 and Darcourt would be eliminated as Eaton got his straight flush.
This would leave Ryan Welch and Jon Eaton in heads up play. On the final hand Welch would have the chip lead. Welch would raise preflop and Eaton would call. The flop showed 9-7-6 and both players would check. The turn showed a 10 and Eaton would bet. Welch called and the river showed a King. Eaton would bet again and Welch came back with an all in which forced Eaton to push all his chips in as well.
After a little deliberation, Eaton was all in and Welch turned over his cards to show Q-J which was a nut straight and it gave him the win which was his first WSOP bracelet of his career.
1. Ryan Welch — $559,371
2. Jon Eaton — $344,830
3. Guillaume Darcourt — $223,459
4. Will Failla — $163,532
5. Bradley Craig — $121,451
6. Sergey Lebedev — $91,407
7. Tommy Vedes — $69,647
8. Noel Scruggs — $53,694
9. Tad Jurgens — $41,842