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Event #10 – Wheeler Turns A Win

Brent Wheeler Wins Event #10We are now into double figures events wise at the World Series of Poker as Event #10 provided us with another bracelet winner today. The $1.5k Limit Holdem event saw the final 19 of 645 entrants reduced down to just the last man standing.

Brent Wheeler managed to come from seventh place in the chip counts when the final table was set to end up as the winner after a topsy turvy heads up session against Mark Mierkalns.

He started that session with a slight advantage and almost had his opponent dead and buried before an astonishing come back from his opponent turned the tables. He managed to fight back though and eventually claim the bracelet and title on level 28.

He claimed his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and took home a score of $191,605 for his troubles across three days.

He claimed victory over a final table that also included Malissia Zapata, Chiduziem Obi, Brian Nichols and bracelet holder Eric Froehlich, who will now have to set their sites on another bracelet in 2013. With regards to the latter, he was actually the first player to hit the rail on the official final table.

He was quickly followed by a school of players who were being de-railed quickly on a fast moving table. That table almost ground to a halt though when we were down to just four players left, with it taking what seemed an age to get us to that heads up session we spoke about earlier.

It did happen eventually however and we now have a new name to add to the WSOP gold bracelet winners in Brent Wheeler. He will now go into his remaining events at the WSOP full of confidence and will hope that he can perhaps complete that feat for a second time.

How It Finished!

1st) Brent Wheeler – $191,605

2nd) Mark Mierkalns – $118,300

3rd) Malissia Zapata – $76,904

4th) Chiduziem Obi – $56,485

5th) Grayson Scoggin – $42,074

6th) William James – $31,747

7th) Brian Nichols – $24,232

8th) Alex Queen – $18,703

9th) Eric Froelich – $14,585

Stay in touch as we still have more than fifty events left to cover at the WSOP throughout June and July. Can any of the big names add any bracelets to their collections? We will have to wait and see!

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