Event #26 of the 2010 World Series of Poker has finished up and the no limit holdem six handed event had a total of 1,245 players competing. The event had a buy-in of $2,500 and a prize pool of $2,863,500 was created. In the end it was William Haydon who earned the first place finish.
The tournament would take place over three days and Haydon’s consistency would help him make it to heads up play and earn the WSOP bracelet. Below is a detailed description of how final table eliminations went down.
Sixth place would go to Steve Cowley after he would go all in with his last 105,000 chips. Jeffrey Papola would call and would show a J-10 which was a two pair on the board and this was enough to knock Cowley out of the competition in sixth place. Papola would then gain the chip lead after busting out Cowley.
Fifth place would go to Jarred Solomon. It would be five hours before the Solomon would be eliminated. Solomon would go all in and was called by Joe Baldwin. Solomon held K-10 and Baldwin held A-Q. The board fell A-J-6-4-2. Solomon didn’t get any help and he was out in fifth place.
Fourth place would go to Eddy Scharf when he decided to go all in and was called by Papola. Scharf held J-Q and Papola held pocket aces. The board came 8-4-J-9-5 and Scharf was eliminated in fourth. Papola then had 3.3 million in chips which put him second in the chip count.
Joe Baldwin would be eliminated in third when he called William Haydon’s all in. Baldwin held pocket kings and Haydon held A-7. The board came A-Q-3-8-9 and Haydon got his ace which knocked Baldwin out of the competition.
This would leave Papola and Haydon to compete in heads up play. Both players had played strong throughout the competition and both certainly deserved to make it to the end. Just a short time after heads up play began it would be all over.
Papola, the short stack, would go all in with A-6. Haydon would call with A-J. The flop came K-Q-4 which didn’t help Papola one bit. Then the turn and river came 9 and 10 which gave Haydon a broadway straight which wasn’t even needed. Papola was knocked out in second and Haydon earned his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
The WSOP will continue with the few other events left on the schedule and the main event will continue to wind down until the last few players are left. The excitement is definitely heating up and we are getting closer to see who will make it to the final table.
1. William Haydon — $630,031
2. Jeffrey Papola — $391,068
3. Joe Baldwin — $248,265
4. Eddy Scharf — $163,649
5. Jarred Solomon — $110,903
6. Steve Cowley — $77,228