Gavin Smith Wins The First WSOP Bracelet of His Career

Published on June 27th, 2010 3:43 am EST

-- The King is reporting from the WSOP 2010 --Gavin Smith won the very first World Series of Poker bracelet of his career earlier tonight after taking Event #44 ($2,500 Mixed Hold'em) of the 2010 World Series of Poker.

Smith entered the final day of play as one of the tournament chip leaders, but soon took a couple of hits and found himself near the bottom of the leader board. He managed to grind his way back though, and entered heads up play against Danny Hannawa with a 2.1 million to 1.7 million chip advantage.

After a couple of hours of heads up play, Smith managed to secure his bracelet after Hannawa committed the last of his chips holding 10-8 offsuit. Smith held Ah-Qh, and after the board ran out Ad-Kh-2c-Jd-Js, the Canadian born player was finally able to rest his hands on his very first World Series of Poker bracelet.

In addition to winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet, Smith also walked away with nearly $270k ($268,238 to be exact) in first place prize money, while Danny Hannawa walked away with over $166k for his second place finish.

With his victory tonight, Gavin Smith now has approximately $5.4 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, which moves him up to 43rd on the all-time money list, ahead of names such as Huck Seed and Hoyt Corkins. Smith is now also one of the few players who has won both a World Series of Poker bracelet and World Poker Tour title.

Congratulations to Gavin Smith for winning his very first World Series of Poker bracelet.


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