French Canadian Miguel Proulx and Northern California pro Matt Keikoan are the latest proud bracelet holders as the 2010 World Series of Poker rolls on, delivering a stream of big money and star-power fuelled excitement at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Proulx took down a marathon event 28 $2,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tussle, besting a starting field of 596 hopefuls and a final Day 3 survivor list of 12.
Proulx accounted for most of the action as the final table was formed and then whittled down to the heads up, in which he faced L.J. Klein at a chip disadvantage, doubling up into a more competitive position and ultimately beating him with a nut flush.
Along with the $315,311 main prize, Proulx picked up his first WSPOP bracelet, leaving LJ Klein with the runner-up prize of $195,147.
Northern California pro Matt Keikoan won his second WSOP bracelet (the first was in 2008 in a $2,000 NLHE competition) after three tough days in event 29, the prestigious $10,000 buy-in Limit Hold’Em World Championship.
He did so against many of the top names in the Togel Singapore game who had created a star-heavy entry field of 171 players for the event. Terrence Chan, Matt Hawrilenko and Greg Mueller provide good examples of the quality of the field.
On the final day, 13 survivors started out on a 15 hour endurance test that ended in just two men facing off.
The 5 hour heads up in the early hours of the morning pitched Keikoan against Daniel Idema and was characterised by talented and disciplined play by both contestants, but in the end the day and the bracelet was Keikoan’s, along with a first prize paycheck of $425,969, bringing his career earnings to well over …