World Series of Poker Main Event Gets Under Way and Huck Seed Wins Tournament of Champions

Published on July 5th, 2010 4:37 pm EST

-- The King is holding the WSOP chip while updating his readers --1. Huck Seed Wins 2010 WSOP Tournament of Champions.

It was a long and grueling day of poker on the final day of the 2010 Tournament of Champions.

17 players were still alive in the event on Sunday morning, thanks to a Day 2 that saw only a handful of names eliminated and various scheduling conflicts.

This resulted in a final day of play that took approximately 16 hours to complete (play began at 11 am PST and wrapped up at about 3 am).

In the end, Huck Seed was able to outlast Howard Lederer to take down the 2010 Tournament of Champions. For his victory, Seed walked away with $500,000, while Lederer took home $250,000 for his second place finish.

Lederer began heads up play with a substantial chip lead, but Seed soon gained control after winning a huge pot.

After a flop of 6d-5c-3h, the two players quickly moved their stacks into the middle of the table. They turned up:

Lederer: 10s-10h
Seed: 9c-6c

Lederer was far ahead at this point, but Seed was able to pick up some more outs when the turn brought the 8h.

The river brought the 7d, giving Seed a straight and the monster pot. Lederer was never able to recover after this hand, and was eliminated in second place a short time later.

Here is how the tournament ended up finishing out:

1. Huck Seed, $500,000
2. Howard Lederer, $250,000
3. Johnny Chan, $100,000
4. Joe Hachem, $25,000
5. Barry Greenstein, $25,000
6. Daniel Negreanu, $25,000
7. Jennifer Harman, $25,000
8. Annie Duke, $25,000
9. TJ Cloutier, $25,000

2. 2010 Main Event Gets Under Way.

Day 1A of the 2010 World Series of Poker main event got under way just a few minutes ago.

Some of the players who are playing on Day 1a include: Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, Scott Seiver and Lacey Jones.

It will be interesting to see if the 2010 main event numbers will be able to top the 6,494 players that turned out last year, especially if registration goes smoothly this time around (a number of players were shut out in 2009 after trying to register on Day 1d).

Who will survive two grueling weeks of poker to become part of the “November Nine”? We’ll soon find out..

3. Daniel Alaei Wins His Third World Series of Poker Bracelet.

Daniel Alaei continues to prove that he is one of the very best poker players in the world after winning his third World Series of Poker bracelet on Sunday night.

Alaei was able to navigate through a very tough field to win the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship. With this victory, Alaei now has over $5 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.

In the last year, Alaei has won a WPT title (WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic) and a World Series of Poker bracelet. In addition, this is Daniel’s second WSOP bracelet in the past two years (he also took down the $10k Omaha Hi/Lo 8/b Championship in 2009 for $445,898).

Alaei is a phenomenal talent who should win many more bracelets over the course of his career.


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