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World Series of Poker -- Shawn Busse Win Event No. 47

Busse Takes Home First Bracelet and $485,791


BusseThe final nine players remaining from the 3,128 that entered event No. 47 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em) at the 2010 World Series of Poker returned on Wednesday to play down the final table on an extra day added to the tournament.

When overtime came to a close the champion was Shawn Busse (pictured right), who took home the top prize worth $485,791 along with his first gold bracelet. Busse bested big names such as Owen Crowe, Justin Young, and Card Player player of the year contenders Mike Beasley and Allan Baekke during the final stages of the event.

The rather brisk final table featured a heads-up battle between Busse and Crowe, which came down to two pivotal hands that clinched the title for the young American from Massapequa, NY. Busse and Crowe were pretty close to equal in chips before the hand that nearly ended the tournament took place.

Busse raised to 200,000 from the button and Crowe called. On a flop of 8Heart Suit 5Heart Suit 5Spade Suit Crowe led out for 275,000 and Busse popped it up to 725,000. Facing a reraise, Crowe reached for even more chips and raised to 1.54 million. Busse put the period on the raising war by moving all in. “I guess you got aces,” Crowe said, an then called. He was right. Their hands:

Busse: ADiamond Suit AHeart Suit
Crowe: JHeart Suit 9Heart Suit

Busse held pocket aces but Crowe had the flush draw. The turn brought the KSpade Suit and Crowe needed a heart or else he would be completely crippled. It wasn’t to be, as the 4Diamond Suit hit on the river and Busse took a pot that gave him 9.1 million to Crowe’s 240,000.

On the final hand of the tournament Crowe was forced to shove with a short stack with pocket fives in the hole. Busse made the call with A-4 and a board of 7Club Suit 7Spade Suit 3Club Suit 6Heart Suit 6Spade Suit hit the table to secure the victory for Busse.

Final-Table Results:

1: Shawn Busse — $485,791
2: Owen Crowe — $300,494
3: Pekka Ikonen — $212,660
4: Chuan Shi — $153,395
5: Wenlong Jin — $112,720
6: Ilya Andreev — $83,498
7: Jason Mann — $62,553
8: Allan Baekke — $47,379
9: Adam White — $36,287

Here is a look at the elimination hands as featured in’s live updates:

WhiteWhite Rivered in Ninth Place ($36,287)

Adam White arrived at the final table as the chip leader, but after getting involved in some big pots early he found himself short on chips and all in for his tournament life against the always dangerous Owen Crowe.

In that hand, Crowe raised from middle position to 95,000, and White decided to reraise all in for 270,000 more. Crowe made the call and they showed their hands:

White: KDiamond Suit JClub Suit
Crowe: 9Club Suit 5Club Suit

The flop missed both players, running 7Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit2Spade Suit to keep White’s king-high in the lead but provide Crowe with a straight draw.

The turn brought the 4Heart Suit and Crowe had even more outs. The river didn’t provide Crowe with a straight, but it gave him the 9Heart Suit to make a pair. Crowe took the pot and White was the first victim of the final table, finishing in ninth for $36,287. Crowe had 2.8 million in chips following the hand.

BaekkeBaekke Loses Flip, out in Eighth ($47,379)

Allan Baekke, the 2010 EPT Snowfest main event winner, was the next player to go.

When action folded to him in the small blind he moved all in for around 750,000. Shawn Busse looked down at his cards from the big blind and made the call. Their hands:

Baekke: KHeart Suit JHeart Suit
Busse: 7Heart Suit 7Club Suit

It was time for a coin flip. The flop ran QDiamond Suit 6[[suit:spade] ]2Heart Suit and Busse’s sevens were still ahead. The turn was the QHeart Suit, giving Baekke a flush draw. The highly anticipated river was the 6Club Suit, and Baekke missed his outs. Busse’s two pair were best, eliminating Baekke in eighth place for $47,379. Busse took a nice pot and the chip lead, with 3.3 million in chips.

MannMann Runs Into Big Slick, Falls in Seventh ($62,553)

After Owen Crowe raised to 90,000 from middle position Jason Mann moved all in from the big blind for 600,000. Crowe was quick to call and they showed down:

Crowe: AClub Suit KDiamond Suit
Mann: KClub Suit QHeart Suit

Mann’s hand was dominated and he found no signs of life on the 8Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 2Diamond Suit flop. The 3Heart Suit on the turn left him dead to a queen and the 6Spade Suit sent him packing on the river. His seventh-place finish earned him $62,553. Crowe soared into the chip lead with 3.6 million.

AndreevAndreev Falls to Aces in Sixth ($83,498)

Following a short break, Shawn Busse made sure he would remain toward the top of the leader board. He used pocket aces to secure a healthy pot and knock short-stacked Ilya Andreev out of the event.

On that hand Andreev moved all in for 535,000 from the button an Busse made the easy call. Their hands:

Andreev: QDiamond Suit JHeart Suit
Busse: A-A

The flop was 7Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit 5Heart Suit, offering no help to Andreev. The QClub Suit turn card gave him some outs but the 8Club Suit river sent him to the rail in sixth place. He made $83,498. Busse had 2.3 million in chips after the hand.

JinJin Eliminated in Fifth ($112,720)

Action folded to Pekka Ikonen who moved all in from the small blind. Wenlong Jin sat with a short stack in the big blind and decided he had to make the call. Their hands:

Ikonen: 9Club Suit 7Club Suit
Jin: 8Club Suit 6Heart Suit

It was close, but Ikonen held the edge. The flop came ASpade Suit ADiamond SuitJ Heart Suit, changing nothing. The 5Club Suit on the turn left Jin in need of an eight or six. The 9Heart Suit came on the river and Ikonen’s two pair took the pot and booted Jin in fifth place for $112,720. Ikonen had around 2 million in chips following the hand.

ShiPocket Pair Battle Results in Shi Busting in Fourth ($153,935)

Pekka Ikonen raised to 140,000 from under the gun and Chuan Shi raised to 350,000 total. Shawn Busse got out of the way and Owen Crowe pushed all in. Ikonen quickly let his hand hit the muck and Shi made the call. Their hands:

Crowe: JSpade Suit JHeart Suit
Shi: 8Spade Suit 8Club Suit

Crowe held the bigger pocket pair and Shi was in serious trouble. The board ran 4Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit Club Suit 5Spade Suit ADiamond Suit and Shi fell in fourth place, making $153,935. Crowe had 5.2 million in chips following the hand and took the chip lead into three-way action.

IkonenIkonen Knocked out in Third ($212,660)

Shawn Busse raised to 185,000 and Owen Crowe reraised to 500,000. Pekka Ikonen reraised yet again all in over the top for 1.3 million. Busse got out of the way and Crowe called. Their hands:

Crowe: ADiamond Suit 4Diamond Suit
Ikonen: QSpade Suit JHeart Suit

Crowe had the lead and hit part of the flop that ran 6Club Suit 4Heart Suit 3Heart Suit. Ikonen needed to see some paint but the turn and river came 2Heart Suit 2Spade Suit and he was eliminated in third place, making $212,600 for his solid showing.

The knockout left Owen Crowe and Shawn Busse heads up. Between the two of them they had eliminated every player at the final table except one. Crowe had a 2-1 chip lead going into heads up against Busse, with 6.2 million to Busse’s 3.1 million.

CroweBusse Wins Event No. 47 ($485,791), Crowe Finishes Runner-Up ($300,494)

Crowe got his last chips in preflop and Busse called. Their hands:

Crowe: 5Heart Suit 3Heart Suit
Busse: AHeart Suit 4[[suit:spade]

The flop hit Crowe, running 7Club Suit 7Spade Suit 3Club Suit to give him two pair. But an incredible comeback wasn’t in the cards for Crowe, and the 6Heart Suit turn and 6Spade Suit river nullified his threes. Busse’s ace-kicker gave him the pot, his first WSOP title, and $485,791. Crowe took $300,494 in his third, and deepest, final-table run.