The 2010 World Series of Poker had numerous storylines with one major storyline yet to be played out. We saw pros resurrect their careers, others add on to their legend, and some even take the proverbial monkey off of their back. Let's take a look at some of those stories.
Several Big Names Scored Big at the 2010 WSOP
Men "The Master" Nguyen Wins
Men "The Master" Nguyen is no stranger to winning poker tournaments. However, it has been a while since he has won a bracelet. That changed this year when Nguyen won his 7th WSOP bracelet by taking down $10,000 Stud World Championship. He then turned around a couple of weeks later an nearly won the $5,000 No-Limit Six-Handed event where he finished in 2nd place.
Phil Ivey Wins 8th Bracelet
Compared to his 2009 campaign, Phil Ivey had an off year with only 4 cashes in 2010 with only one final table. However, he made that final table count when he took down the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event. Ivey is a member of Full Tilt Poker, one of the best poker sites to make money online. He started heads-up play as a big chip underdog, but then battled back to take down the title and tie with Erik Seidel for 4th all-time in bracelets.
Jeff Lisandro Wins 5th WSOP Bracelet
Jeff Lisandro took down his 5th career bracelet at the World Series of Poker Europe when he won the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event. This was his 5th career bracelet and fourth over the last two years. Several online poker guides rank Lisandro as one of the world's top players. He was the 2009 WSOP Player of the Year after winning three bracelets and completing the career Stud Triple Crown.
Michael Mizrachi Has Career Year
Michael Mizrachi had made more headlines for troubles with the IRS lately than in the poker world. However, that changed with the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. He survived a stacked final table that included his brother Robert Mizrachi to emerge the winner for his first career WSOP bracelet. This started a run that included three other final tables, including the upcoming final table of the Main Event. He currently sits 7th in chips heading into the final table on November 6th. Mizrachi can tie Frank Kassela for the Player of the Year if he wins the Main Event.
Each year, players use online poker deposit options to signup for an account and try to win their way to the WSOP. Many just hope to get a chance to play with a few pros and make headlines. The above players set the bar for many poker players across the world and are well deserving of their accolades. Of course, this is one reason the WSOP is the granddaddy of all poker events.
Here's how the 2010 WSOP Main Event played out:
1. Jonathan Duhamel, $8,944,310
2. John Racener, $5,545,945
3. Joseph Cheong, $4,130,049
4. Filippo Candio, $3,092,545
5. Michael Mizrachi, $2,332,992
6. John Dolan, $1,772,959
7. Jason Senti, $1,356,720
8. Matthew Jarvis, $1,045,743
9. Soi Nguyen, $811,823
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