James Bord Takes Down WSOPE Main Event

Published on September 29th, 2010 6:21 am EST

James Bord wins the World Series of Poker Europe 2010 - Holding the braceletJames Bord outlasted hundreds of other players to take down the World Series of Poker Europe main event on Tuesday, earning himself over 830k GDP and a World Series of Poker bracelet in the process.

With his victory, Bord joins Annette Obrestad, John Juanda and Barry Shulman as fellow WSOPE main event winners.

The final hand of the tournament saw Fabrizio Baldassari commit the last of his chips with pocket Fives pre-flop. Bord called the all-in with his pocket Tens, and was soon over 830k GBP richer after the board ran out 9s-9d-8d-Js-Ad. Baldassari ended up taking home a little over 513k GBP for his second place finish.

Here is how the final table finished up on Tuesday:

1. James Bord, 830k GBP
2. Fabrizio Baldassari, 513k GBP
3. Ronald Lee, 377k GBP
4. Roland De Wolfe, 279k GBP
5. Nicolas Levi, 208k GBP
6. Daniel Steinberg, 157k GBP
7. Dan Fleyshman, 119k GBP
8. Brian Powell, 91k GBP
9. Marc Inizan, 70k GBP

Many people were closely watching the progress of Dan Fleyshman, CEO of Victory Poker, heading into the final table. Unfortunately for Fleyshman, he got off to a rocky start on Tuesday and was never able to recover.


The WSOPE main event provided fans with plenty of excitement this year, as both Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Phil Ivey made deep runs in the event.

Many of poker's top names turned out for the main event this year - names that includes the likes of Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.

However, when all was said and done, it was the relatively unknown James Bord that ended up taking down one of poker's biggest tournaments.

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