Event #23 of the 2010 World Series of Poker has finished up and the winner of the tournament was Dutch Boyd. The event was a limit hold’em six handed event which had a buy-in of $2,500. The event drew a field of 384 players and created a prize pool of $883,200.
The tournament had a tough field of competitors and final table play would be great to watch. In the end it was Boyd up against Brian Meinders in heads up play. Boyd was down 2-1 when heads up play began but he would work his way back to gain the lead and the win. The amazing thing is that Meinders was the short stack when final table play began, but he worked his way to make it to heads up play and earned the second place finish. Below we will detail how the action went down.
Sixth place would go to Al Barbieri who would go up against Boyd and Barbieri. Barbieri would go all in and was called by Boyd and Meinders. The flop showed 9-7-4-7-10 and Boyd would eventually muck his cards and Meinders pocket fours would win the hand and Barbieri would be out in sixth place.
Fifth place would go Domenico Denotaristefani when he would go all in against Albert Minnullin. Minnullin held pocket jacks and Denotaristefani held A-4. The board fell K-2-7-4 and the river did nothing to help Denotaristefani and he would be out in fifth place.
Fourth place would go to Julian Parmann. Parmann would go all in against Meinders. Parmann held K-J and Meinders held K-10. The flop would show Q-5-10 with a 2 on the turn and an 8 on the river Parmann would be out in fourth place.
Third place would go to Albert Minnullin when he would go all in against Meinders. The flop would show K-Q-10 and Minnullin held Q-8 while Meinder held K-9. The turn and river would be no help for Minnullin and he would be out in third place.
The pot would help Meinders take a two to one chip lead going into heads up play against Boyd. It would take some time but eventually Boyd would take the chip lead and the final hand of play would go like this:
Boyd held J-10 and Meinders held A-8. The board fell J-2-9-7-8 which gave Boyd a straight. This would ensure Boyd the win and he would earn his second career World Series of Poker Bracelet. Going into final table play Boyd was the only previous bracelet winner.
1. Dutch Boyd — $234,065
2. Brian Meinders — $144,650
3. Albert Minnullin — $93,892
4. Julian Parmann — $62,769
5. Domenico Denotaristefani — $43,117
6. Al Barbieri — $30,399