WSOP 2010 - Ryan Welch Wins $3,000 Triple Chance NL Bracelet
Event #51 of the 2010 WSOP was the $3,000 Triple Chance NL Holdem Event. 965 players turned out to take their shot at the event and $559,371 in prize money.
A triple chance event is the replacement for the now defunct rebuy events. Players start with 3,000 in chips and get two "rebuy" lammers worth 3,000 in chips.
They can use the lammers at any time and if they are not used by the end of level 2, they must then use them. It simulates a rebuy, but without the actual rebuy money.
Day 1 saw the field shrink from 965 players to just 175. Those players returned on Day 2 to play to the money bubble. Among those that cashed in this event were Neil Channing, David Baker, Alexander Kravchenko, Gavin Griffin and James Akenhead.
Will "The Thrill" Failla headlined the final table of this event with Jon Eaton starting the final table as chip leader. Here are how the final nine started final-table action:
Heads-up play in this event was between Jon Eaton and Ryan Welch. Eaton started heads-up play as the chip leader with 5.25 Million to the 3.435 of Welch.
Welch slowly chipped away at Eaton's lead and then took over the chip lead after flopping two pair with holding Q-6 and then rivering a full house. Play then went back and forth with both players holding the chip lead at one point or another.
The final hand started with Welch holding a slight chip lead over Eaton. Eaton called a pre-flop raise from Welch and both saw a flop of 9c-7s-6c. The flop was checked by both players and the 10d was dealt on the turn.
Eaton bet 225,000 and Welch made the call. The river fell the Kd and Eaton bet 525,000. Welch then moved all-in.
Eaton took a while to ponder his decision and even called out what his opponent would show. Eaton finally made the call and Welch turned over Q-J for the nut straight and Eaton was eliminated.
Ryan Welch took home the Event #51 bracelet and $559,371. Congratulations.
Below are the final table payouts:
1 Ryan Welch 559,371
2 Jon Eaton 344,830
3 Guillaume Darcourt 223,459
4 Will Failla 163,532
5 Bradley Craig 121,451
6 Sergey Lebedev 91,407
7 Tommy Vedes 69,647
8 Noel Scruggs 53,694
9 Tad Jurgens 41,842