Dutch Boyd Wins 2010 World Series of Poker Event #23 ($2,500 Limit Hold'em/Six Handed Event)Published on June 14th, 2010 4:30 pm EST
Dutch Boyd took down the $2,500 Limit Hold'em/Six Handed event (Event #23) earlier this morning to claim the second World Series of Poker bracelet of his career.
It initially appeared as though Boyd was destined for a second place finish in this event, as he started heads up play against Brian Meinders at a significant disadvantage. Following the elimination of Albert Minnullin in third place, Brian Meinders had about 2 million in chips, while Dutch had 870k.
Meinders got off to a fast start in heads up play, as he managed to win three of the first four pots to whittle Boyd's stack down to about 600k. Boyd's stack was getting dangerously small, and it appeared as though Meinders was on the verge of clinching the victory.
Dutch managed to battle back though, and was soon able to take the chip lead.
The turning point of the heads up battle came when Boyd managed to river a Broadway straight against Meinders. After a preflop raise from Meinders, Boyd called and the two players saw a flop of Qs-Kh-Jd. Boyd checked, Meinders bet and Boyd called. The turn brought the 4d - once again, Boyd checked, Meinders bet and Boyd called. The river brought the As. Boyd checked once again, Meinders bet once again, Boyd raised and Meinders made the crying call. Boyd turned over 10h-4s for the rivered straight, while Meinders revealed a set of Queens.
This hand clearly deflated Meinders, and he was never able to recover.
The final hand of the event came when Meinders committed the last of his chips holding Ac-8s, while Boyd called with Jh-10d.
The board ran out Jc-2s-9d-7c-8d, giving Boyd the Jack-high straight and his second World Series of Poker bracelet.
In addition to securing his second WSOP bracelet, Boyd also walked away with $234,065, while Meinders took home $144,650 for his second place finish.
As mentioned, this was Dutch Boyd's second World Series of Poker bracelet. His first came in a 2006 $2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em event, where he famously rivered Joe Hachem (A5>AQ all-in pre-flop, board ran out Ah-Kc-9s-Jc-5d) to take down the tournament.
When his victory earlier today, Russ "Dutch" Boyd now has just over $1.9 million in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes.
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