WSOP 2010 Event 23 - Dutch Boyd Wins Second Career Bracelet
Event #23 of the 2010 WSOP was the $2,500 Limit Holdem Six-Handed Event. 384 players turned out looking to take the bracelet, but in the end it was a former bracelet winner that would take home the prize.
WSOP 2010 Event 23 winner Dutch Boyd
Day 1 saw only 108 players advance to Day 2 play. Day 2 play was a marathon day that saw not only the bubble burst, but the field shrink to just the final 12 players. Some pros finishing in the money were David Baker in 34th, Justin Bonomo in 32nd, Phil Gordon in 27th, and Rafe Furst in 16th.
Day 3 started with 12 players looking to make the final table including J.J. Liu, Al Barbieri, and Dutch Boyd. J.J. finished as the final table bubble gal, taking 7th place. Both Barbieri and Boyd made the final table with Albert Minnullin starting the final table as chip leader. Here is how the final six players started final table action:
Seat 1: Brian Meinders (157,000)
Seat 2: Dutch Boyd (543,000)
Seat 3: Al Barbieri (561,000)
Seat 4: Albert Minnullin (574,000)
Seat 5: Art Parmann (551,000)
Seat 6: Domenico Denotaristefani (485,000)
Barbieri would falter and finish in 6th place. Boyd would thrive and wound up heads up with Brian Meinders for the title. Boyd already had a WSOP bracelet under his belt, so this was an old hat for him. However, it was Meinders that held the chip lead going into heads-up play with 2 Million to just 870,000. Heads-up play turned out to be a long and grueling one with Boyd making a comeback and taking the lead, only to have Meinders retake the lead.
Ultimately, Boyd was able to overtake Meinder and grinded him down until he had just one big bet left. He put that into the middle with A-8 and faced J-10 from Boyd. A J-2-9 flop gave Boyd the lead. The turn seven missed both, but the river fell and eight to give Boyd a straight and the win.
Dutch Boyd won his second career WSOP gold bracelet and joined the select group of double WSOP winners. In addition he took home $234,065. Congratulations.
Below are the final table payouts: