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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $883,200
Entrants: 384

Event 23 - $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jun 11, '10 - Jun 13, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 13, 10)


Dutch Boyd Wins Event No. 23

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.

Player Tags: Dutch Boyd,   Brian Meinders

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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.


Barbieri Falls in 6th Place

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 9Club Suit7Club Suit4Club Suit 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 7Diamond Suit turn Meinders kept firing and Boyd called. The 10Spade Suit landed on the river and Boyd called Meinders’ final bet. Their cards:

Meinders: 4-4
Barbieri: ASpade Suit7Heart Suit
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.

Player Tags: Al Barbieri,   Dutch Boyd,   Brian Meinders

Dinner Break

BoydThe remaining 6 players are on dinner break.

Dutch Boyd, the only WSOP bracelet winner at the final table, will enter the break as chip leader, with 745,000 in chips.

Also still alive are:

Albert Minnullin: 696,000
Brian Meinders: 635,000
Al Barbieri: 305,0000
Domenico Denotaristefani: 282,000
Art Parmann: 219,000

The first elimination of the final 6 will take $30,399, while the winner gets $234,065.

Stay tuned to to see who will take the event down.


Final Day Begins at 3 p.m.

Al BarbieriThe final day of event No. 23 ($2,500 Limit Hold’em Six Handed) will begin at 3 p.m.

Only a dozen of the 384 players who entered will be back, including chip leader Al Barbieri, Dutch Boyd, and JJ Liu.

Here’s a look at the chip counts of the final 12:
1. Al Barbieri — 415,000
2. Albert Minnullin — 358,000
3. Christopher Vitch — 352,000
4. Dutch Boyd — 348,000
5. Brian Meinders — 300,000
6. Anh Le — 289,000
7. Julian Parmann — 202,000
8. JJ Liu — 182,000
9. Dana Kellstrom — 151,000
10. Domenico Denotaristefani — 110,000

The remaining players are guaranteed at least $12,382 in prize money, with the winner taking $234,065 and that piece of jewelry that everyone wants.

Stay tuned to for updates.

Player Tags: Al Barbieri,   Joanne Liu,   Dutch Boyd
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