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World Series Of Poker -- Jeffrey Tebben Wins Event No. 24

Wins His First Bracelet and $503,389


Jeffrey TebbenJeffrey Tebben won event no. 24 ($1,000 no limit hold’em) of the 2010 World Series of Poker take down his first career WSOP bracelet. He took home $503,389 for his efforts.

The four-day event took five calendar days to complete to account for the two separate flights on day one. The event attracted 3,289 players and accumulated a prize pool of $2,960,100. There were 342 places paid with a min-cash netting $1,864. Notables who made the money include David Sands (69th), Burt Boutin (196th) and Matt Stout (221st).

The final table took a little under seven hours to complete, including the dinner break. Tebben entered the final table as the short stack but fought all the way back and found himself holding a 3-1 chip lead against J.D. McNamara. Heads-up play lasted less than 30 minutes. That’s when McNamara called off the last of his stack with pocket jacks against Tebben’s trip-kings, securing the title for Tebben.

Here are the official final table results:

1. Jeffrey Tebben — $503,389
2. J.D. McNamara — $310,248
3. Kiet Tran — $223,665
4. Denis Murphy — $162,568
5. David Cai — $119,410
6. Blake Kelso — $88,654
7. David Tolbert — $66,513
8. Greg Pohler — $50,410
9. Michael Gross — $38,629

Here are the elimination hands as reported on’s live updates:

Michael GrossMichael Gross Eliminated In Ninth Place ($38,629)

Kiet Tran raised to 85,000 preflop and the action folded around to Michael Gross. He moved in for his last 465,000 and Tran made the call.

Gross was in dominating position when he showed AHeart Suit10Spade Suit to counter Tran’s JHeart Suit10Heart Suit.

But the flop came QClub SuitJSpade Suit6Diamond Suit, giving Tran the lead. The turn was the 3Heart Suit and the river was the 6Heart Suit, offering Gross no help and he was the first casualty of the day.

Greg PohlerGreg Pohler Eliminated In Eighth Place ($50,410)

Greg Pohler moved all in for 470,000 from the cutoff and the action folded to Jeffrey Tebben in the big blind. He made the call and turned over AHeart SuitJSpade Suit.

Pohler needed help as he showed down ADiamond Suit5Diamond Suit. The board ran out 10Heart Suit9Spade Suit6Spade Suit4Spade Suit4Club Suit, offering no help to Pohler and he was eliminated.

David Tolbert Eliminated In Seventh Place ($66,513)

Denis Murphy moved all in from the cutoff for 495,000. The button folded and action was on David Tolbert in the small blind.

He called with his final 480,000 and turned over JSpade SuitJHeart Suit. It was no good, however, as Murphy turned over QClub SuitQHeart Suit.

The board ran out 5Heart Suit4Club Suit3Club Suit2Club SuitKSpade Suit and Tolbert was eliminated.

Blake KelsoBlake Kelso Eliminated In Sixth Place ($88,654)

Blake Kelso moved in for his last 630,000 from under the gun. J.D. McNamara then reshove to isolate Kelso. The rest of the table mucked and McNamara turned over 10Club Suit10Diamond Suit.

Kelso showed down JDiamond Suit10Spade Suit and needed a lot of help. The flop came down QSpade SuitQClub Suit9Heart Suit, giving Kelso an open-ended straight draw.

But the turn and river were bricks, bringing the AClub Suit and 3Spade Suit and Kelso was eliminated.

David CaiDavid Cai Eliminated In Fifth Place ($119,410)

David Cai moved all in for his last 890,000 from under the gun. Action folded around to J.D. McNamara in the big blind and he made the call.

Cai turned over KHeart Suit8Heart Suit but was dominated by McNamara’s AClub SuitKDiamond Suit.

The board ran out KSpade Suit7Spade Suit2Heart Suit6Diamond Suit8Heart Suit and Cai was eliminated.

Denis Murphy Eliminated In Fourth Place ($162,568)

Denis Murphy raised to 190,000 from under the gun and Jeffrey Tebben called from the button. The flop came down KSpade Suit5Spade Suit2Club Suit and Murphy led out for 320,000.

Tebben made the call and the turn was the 4Club Suit. Murphy moved all in and Tebben made the quick call, turning over ADiamond Suit3Diamond Suit for a straight. Murphy had outs though as he turned over AClub SuitQClub Suit for the nut flush draw.

But the 2Heart Suit river sealed his fate and he was out.

Kiet Tran Eliminated In Third Place ($223,665)

Kiet Tran limped in from the small blind and the action was on Jeffrey Tebben in the big blind. He raised to 350,000 and Tran moved over the top for the rest of his stack of over 2 million.

Tebben made a quick call and turned over 9Heart Suit9Spade Suit. Tran was in trouble as he turned over QClub Suit9Club Suit.

The board ran out 10Club Suit10Spade Suit3Club Suit6Spade SuitJDiamond Suit and Tran was eliminated.

JD McNamaraJeffrey Tebben Wins Event No. 24 ($503,389), J.D. McNamara Eliminated In Second Place ($310,248)

J.D. McNamara raised to 280,000 from the small blind and Jeffrey Tebben made the call. The flop came down KSpade Suit10Spade Suit8Diamond Suit and both players checked.

The turn was the KDiamond Suit and Tebben fired 350,000 out of turn. McNamara made the call and the river was the 7Club Suit. Tebben checked and McNamara bet 325,000. Tebben countered by moving all in. McNamara made the call and put himself at risk holding JDiamond SuitJClub Suit.

Tebben turned over KClub Suit2Spade Suit for trips and took down the bracelet.