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World Series of Poker -- Chris Bell Wins Event No. 46 ($5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better)

Captures First Bracelet and $327,040 in Prize Money


Chris BellPoker veteran Chris Bell won event No. 46 ($5,000 pot-limit Omaha 8 or better) at around 5:30 a.m. PDT Monday at the 2010 World Series of Poker.

Bell entered in fifth chip-position out of the 21 that were remaining to start the final day. However, he slowly fell down the chip counts and was a severe short stack when play was six handed.

Bell remained focused and regained traction. He eventually squared off with fellow poker veteran Daniel Shak for a lengthy heads-up battle.

Bell prevailed and with the win pocketed $327,040 to go along with his first career WSOP bracelet. His fourth WSOP final table brings his career earnings to $2,194,299.

Joining Bell at the final table were bracelet winners David Ulliott, Rob Hollink, Perry Green and Erik Seidel. For awhile Seidel look poised to capture his ninth title, but eventually fizzled out in fifth.

Here are the final results:

1. Chris Bell — $327,040
2. Daniel Shak — $202,142
3. David Ulliott — $150,925
4. Joe Ritzie — $113,444
5. Erik Seidel — $85,800
6. Leif Force — $65,311
7. Rob Hollink — $50,014
8. Perry Green — $38,549
9. Jeremy Harkin — $29,886

Here are the elimination hands as featured in Card Player’s live updates:

Jeremy Harkin Eliminated in Ninth Place ($29,886)

Chris Bell opened to 70,000 on the button and Jeremy Harkin moved all in from the big blind. Bell called and tabled ADiamond Suit 6Spade Suit 4Heart Suit 3Club Suit and Harkin exposed the ASpade Suit QHeart Suit 10Spade Suit 5Spade Suit. The board ran out JHeart Suit 4Diamond Suit 4Club Suit 7Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit and Harkin was gone.

Rob HollinkPerry Green Eliminated in Eighth Place ($38,549)

Erik Seidel limped in from small blind and Perry Green checked his option. The flop came AHeart Suit QHeart Suit 10Diamond Suit and Seidel bet 45,000. Green called. The 9Heart Suit fell on the turn and Seidel checked. Green moved all in and Seidel called with the AClub Suit JClub Suit JHeart Suit 8Heart Suit for a flush. Green exposed the JSpade Suit JDiamond Suit 6Heart Suit 4Heart Suit and was drawing dead. The meaningless 4Spade Suit fell on the river and Green was gone.

Rob Hollink Eliminated in Seventh Place ($50,014)

Joe Ritzie opened to 70,000 and Rob Hollink called. The flop came 9Spade Suit 7Heart Suit 2Heart Suit and Hollink moved all in. Ritzie called with the AClub Suit 7Club Suit 4Club Suit 3Heart Suit for a pair of sevens and the nut low draw. Hollink tabled the ASpade Suit KHeart Suit 6Spade Suit 4Spade Suit and was trailing. The 8Diamond Suit on the turn gave Ritzie his nut low. The 9Heart Suit sealed Hollink’s fate.

Leif ForceLeif Force Eliminated in Sixth Place ($65,311)

Dan Shak bet 100,000 and Leif Force called in the big blind. The flop came QDiamond Suit 9Spade Suit 3Club Suit and Force checked. Shak bet 150,000. Force check-raised all in for 200,000 more. Shak called and exposed the KHeart Suit KDiamond Suit 2Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit and was up against the AHeart Suit 7Diamond Suit 9Heart Suit KSpade Suit of Force. The KClub Suit on the turn gave Shak a set and removed the low draws. The 5Diamond Suit on the river sealed Force’s fate and he was gone.

Erik Seidel Eliminated in Fifth Place ($85,800)

Erik Seidel bet and Joe Ritzie called. The flop came KSpade Suit 7Spade Suit 4Club Suit and Ritzie put Seidel all in. Seidel called. Seidel exposed the AClub Suit JDiamond Suit 5Spade Suit 4Spade Suit for a flush draw and a low draw. Ritzie exposed the ADiamond Suit QHeart Suit 6Heart Suit 2Club Suit. The turn brought the KClub Suit and the QClub Suit fell on the river. Seidel failed to hit a winning high or low hand. He was eliminated.

David UlliottJoe Ritzie Eliminated in Fourth Place ($113,444)

Dan Shak opened to 175,000 and Joe Ritzie moved all in for 250,000 total. Shak called with the AClub Suit JHeart Suit 8Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit and was up against the 10Spade Suit 9Heart Suit 3Club Suit 2Heart Suit of Ritzie. The board ran out JClub Suit 7Heart Suit 6Heart Suit 5Club Suit 7Spade Suit and Ritzie was gone.

David Ulliott Eliminated in Third Place ($150,925)

Chris Bell bet 150,000 and David Ulliott called. The flop came QDiamond Suit JDiamond Suit 3Club Suit and Bell checked. Ulliott bet 300,000. Bell called. The 2Heart Suit fell on the turn and Bell moved all in. Ulliott called and exposed the ADiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 5Club Suit 3Heart Suit. Bell tabled the AHeart Suit QHeart Suit 8Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit. The 7Heart Suit was a brick on the river for Ulliott and he was eliminated.

Dan ShakDan Shak Eliminated in Seconnd Place ($202,142), Chris Bell Wins Event No. 46 ($327,040)

Chris Bell limped and Dan Shak checked. The flop came KClub Suit 8Heart Suit 2Heart Suit and Shak checked. Bell bet 100,000. Shak potted to 460,000 total. Bell called. The KHeart Suit fell on the turn. Shak bet the pot. Bell moved all in and Shak called for his tournament life. Shak tabled the AHeart Suit 9Heart Suit 8Spade Suit 7Spade Suit and was behind the KSpade Suit 10Club Suit 9Spade Suit 8Diamond Suit of Bell. Shak was looking to make a low and chop the pot. However, none of those outs came when the 9Club Suit fell on the river. Shak was eliminated.