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WSOP -- Brock Parker Wins His Second Bracelet

Parker Takes Home His Second Gold Bracelet in Event No. 19


On June 7, Brock Parker won his first gold bracelet in event No. 14 ($2,500 six-handed limit hold’em) at the World Series of Poker, along with $223,688 in prize money. The morning after his victory, Parker entered event No. 19 ($2,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em), and he survived day 1 on June 8. June 9 saw Parker roll into the money and make the final day, just one of 11 players remaining. On Wednesday, June 10, Parker pulled off the unthinkable and won his second gold bracelet in four days time. Parker took home $552,745 for his second WSOP victory and the respect of the poker world for his incredible consistency.

Parker has now made $776,433 at the 2009 WSOP, and his amazing run of back-to-back bracelets brings back memories of Jeff Madsen in 2006, or John Phan in 2008. Parker has also accumulated 3,132 Card Player Player of the Year points for the two wins, and he is currently in second place in the standings, behind leader Cornel Cimpan.

Here are the final results:

1. Brock Parker – $552,745
2. Joseph Serock – $341,783
3. Russell Crane – $220,633
4. Jesse Rios – $148,661
5. Alex Wilson – $104,323
6. Clayton Newman – $76,123

Here is how the elimination hands came down in’s live updates:

Clayton Newman Eliminated in Sixth Place ($76,123)

Clayton Newman shoved for his last 375,000, and Jesse Rios called from the button. Newman showed pocket deuces, and Rios showed pocket tens.

The board offered no help to either player, and Newman was eliminated in sixth place.

Alex Wilson Eliminated in Fifth Place ($104,323)

Brock Parker raised to 125,000 on the button, and Joe Serock called from the small blind. Alex Wilson then moved all in from the big blind for 1,100,000, and Parker folded.

Serock made the call and showed ADiamond Suit JHeart Suit, which was ahead of Wilson’s KHeart Suit QSpade Suit.

The board came ASpade Suit QHeart Suit 8Club Suit 10Heart Suit 2Spade Suit, and Wilson was eliminated in fifth place.

Jesse Rios Eliminated in Fourth Place ($148,661)

Brock Parker raised to 125,000, and Joe Serock called in the small blind. Jesse Rios then moved all in from the big blind. Parker called, and Serock folded.

Parker showed AHeart Suit QSpade Suit and was ahead of Rios and his AClub Suit JDiamond Suit. The board ran out 9Heart Suit 5Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit KClub Suit 7Club Suit, and Rios was eliminated in fourth place.

Russell Crane Eliminated in Third Place ($220,633)

Joe Serock raised in the small blind, and Russell Crane moved all in.

Serock called with ASpade Suit 9Heart Suit and was ahead of Crane’s JClub Suit 10Heart Suit. The board ran out 9Club Suit 7Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit AHeart Suit 6Spade Suit, and Crane was eliminated in third place.

Brock Parker

Brock Parker Wins Event No. 19 ($552,745)

Joe Serock raised to 200,000 preflop, and Brock Parker reraised to 1 million. Serock reraised all in, and Parker made the call. Their cards:

Parker: QSpade Suit QDiamond Suit
Serock: 10Diamond Suit 10Club Suit

Board: ASpade Suit 7Spade Suit 2Club Suit KClub Suit QClub Suit

Parker won the hand, $552,745, and his second gold bracelet of the week. Parker also won event No. 14 ($2,500 six-handed limit hold’em) on June 7 to win his first gold bracelet, and he now he owns two. Serock was eliminated in second place and took home $341,783 in prize money.