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World Series of Poker: Dutch Boyd Wins Event No. 23

Earns Second Career WSOP Bracelet


BoydDutch Boyd entered the final table of event No. 23 ($2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed) as the only remaining World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

He left it with another piece of jewelry.

Boyd overcame a 2-1 chip deficit to beat Brian Meinders heads up.

With the win, Boyd showed he is perfectly comfortable with the more active pace of a six-handed tournament. Both of his bracelets have come in the short-handed tournament format, with his first coming in a six handed no limit hold’em event at the 2006 WSOP, and now this year’s coming in six-handed limit hold’em.

Boyd entered the final table with the fourth most chips of the remaining six players, and after a long night of play he found himself sitting across from an opponent who had shown a never-say-die attitude all day.

Meinders actually entered the final table as with the shortest stack by far, but grinded his way into the chip lead and held a 2-1 edge over Boyd when the heads up battle began.

But as limits grew so did the pot sizes, with Boyd connecting on some key hands on his climb to first.

Boyd’s first-place finish earned him $234,065. Meinders’ will take home $144,650 for his runner-up finish.

Here’s a look at the final table results:

1. Dutch Boyd — $234,065
2. Brian Meinders — $144,650
3. Albert Minnullin — $93,892
4. Julian Parmann — $62,769
5. Domenico Denotaristefani — $43,117
6. Al Barbieri — $30,399

Here’s how the eliminations went down, as followed on

BarbieriBarbieri Busts in 6th Place ($30,399)

Al Barbieri entered the final day as chip leader. He left as the first victim of the final table.

Facing a pre-flop raise by Dutch Boyd, Barbieri put the remainder of his small stack all in and was called by by Boyd and Brian Meinders.

On a flop of 9c7c4c Meinders checked to Boyd who bet. Meinders then check-raised, and Boyd re-raised again. Meinders put yet another raise in, building a massive pot and Boyd called.

On the 7d turn Meinders kept firing and Boyd called. The 10s landed on the river and Boyd called Meinders’ final bet. Their cards:

Meinders: 4-4
Barbieri: As7h
Boyd: Mucked

Meinders took down the big pot and saw his stack pass the 1 million mark, expanding his chip lead. Barbieri was gone in 6th place, taking $30,399.

Denotaristefani Falls in 5th Place ($43,117)

Domenico Denotaristefani was the short stack of the table when he got all against Albert Minnullin after the turn on a board of KHeart Suit2Spade Suit7Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit. The hands:

Denotaristefani: AClub Suit4Spade Suit
Minnullin: JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit

The river blanked and Minnullin’s pocket jacks sent Domenico to the rail in 5th place, for which he earned $43,117.

ParmannParmann Finished in 4th Place ($62,769)

Julian Parmann raised and was called by Brian Meinders. Parmann was short on chips and bet his last 20,000 blind before the cards came out, and Meinders made the call blind. Their hands:

Parmann: KSpade SuitJHeart Suit
Meinders: KDiamond Suit10Heart Suit

Parmann was the favorite but on the flop Meinder took the lead and never lost it. It came QClub Suit5Spade Suit10Diamond Suit, pairing Meinder. The board finished with a 2Heart Suit turn and 8Diamond Suit river, and Parmann was gone in 4th, taking $62,769 with him.

With that, there were three players left.

MinnullinMinnullin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($93,892)

On a flop of KDiamond SuitQClub Suit10Spade Suit flop Albert Minnullin got the remainder of his chips all in against chip leader Brian Meinders. Their hands:

Minnullin: Q-8
Meinder’s: K-9.

The board finished, bringing no help to Minnullin and he was gone in 3rd place, earning $93,892.

Brian Meinders entered the heads up match with former bracelet winner Dutch Boyd holding a 2-1 chip lead.

MeindersBoyd Wins Event No. 23, Meinders Finishes Runner Up ($144,650)

After gradually overcoming a 2-1 chip deficit, Dutch Boyd established a commanding chip lead and got Brian Meinders’ last few chips all in pre-flop. Their hands:

Boyd: JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit
Meinders: AClub Suit8Spade Suit

The board ran JClub Suit2Spade Suit9Diamond Suit7Club Suit8Diamond Suit, giving Boyd a straight and his second WSOP bracelet. Boyd also took the first-place money of $234,065.

Meinders capped an impressive showing with a runner-up finish that earned him $144,650.



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