Monday, Jun 21, 2010 WSOP 2010 Event 33 - Jose-Luis Velador Takes $2,500 HA Bracelet
Event #33 of the 2010 WSOP, $2,500 Pot-Limit Holdem/Omaha, started with 482 players looking to take down the only HA bracelet of this WSOP.
WSOP 2010 Event 33 winner Jose-Luis Velador
Day 1 started with a strong field of players including Chris Ferguson, Annie Duke, Justin Smith, David Levi, Phil Ivey, and Steve Zolotow. By the end of the day, only 116 players were left in the field and one of those names was Phil Ivey. All eyes were keenly watching Ivey to see how deep he would go. The money bubble burst on Day 2 with 45 players making the money. Among those cashing were Chris Reslock, Andy Black, Steve Zolotow, and Ross Boatman.
14 players advanced to Day 3 to play to the final table and then the bracelet. Ivey was still among those in the field to start the day. He eventually finished in 12th place, disappointing many that were railing him. However, the final table of this event still boasted Victor Ramdin, Rob Hollink, and David Chiu. Kevin MacPhee was the chip leader heading into the final table. Here is how the final table started in chips:
Victor Ramdin fell in 6th place while Rob Hollink finished in 3rd. Heads-up play was between David Chiu and Jose-Luis Velador. Velador had over 3.2 Million in chips to about 475,000 of Chiu at the start of heads-up play. Chiu managed to double up to 900k, but that is about as far as he got. In his final hand, Chiu bet 372,000 on a flop of 6s-3s-2d and Velador raised pot to put Chiu all-in. Chiu made the call and turned over Ac-10h while Velador showed 7d-6c for top pair. The turn fell the 9c and river the Js and Chiu was our runner-up.
Jose-Luis Velador takes the $2,500 PL HA bracelet and $260,517 in prize money. This was his 2nd career bracelet as he won a $1,500 NL bracelet in 2008. Congratulations to Jose-Luis Velador, Event #33 Champion.
The final table payouts are below: