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Scotty Nguyen's Bracelets

Scotty Nguyen is tied for 12th on the all-time list with five WSOP bracelets in his career, including the 1998 WSOP Main Event. Here you can see he is wearing a custom bracelet with his nickname engraved on it (Nguyen is known as "The Prince of Poker"), and another bracelet that he won at the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.



Dutch Boyd and Leo Margets in Event #32

Dutch Boyd (center) won the second WSOP bracelet of his career earlier this week in Event #23 ($2,500 Limit Hold'em 6-handed), and he won his first bracelet back in 2006 in $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-handed. It's no surprise to see him in the field of Event #32 ($5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-handed), trying to win his third short-handed bracelet. He shares a table on Day 1 with Leo Margets (left), who was the last surviving female in last year's WSOP Main Event. Margets made it to the last day before the November Nine, finishing in 27th place.



Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin

Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin won his first bracelet and made two WSOP final tables last year on his way to winning the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year award. This year, he has come very close to two more final tables (15th in Event #3, 11th in Event #25), and tries again in Event #32 ($5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-handed).



Sam Farha's Third WSOP Bracelet

Sam Farha wins the bracelet in Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo). Farha won this same event (though it had a smaller $5,000 buy-in) back in 2006, and said, "In a way, it's like I won it two years in a row. I did not play this event in 2007, 08, or 09." While this is the third WSOP bracelet of Farha's career, he said, "I'm not competing for the most bracelets. If I did that, I would play every single event. I play the events I like. I am not trying to compete for 10 bracelets, or whatever. There are certain pros who play every single event. They compete for the most bracelets. I do not do that."



The Final Hand of $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo

James "Flushy" Dempsey lost the penultimate hand of Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo) when Sam Farha made aces full with A-A-K-K on a board of Qs-9s-3c-Qc-As. That left Dempsey with little more than a big blind, forcing him all in on the next hand. At 6:47 am, the final river card is dealt, and Farha barely outkicked Dempsey to win the bracelet.



James Dempsey Never Says Die

James Dempsey's first bracelet certainly didn't seem this hard. During the five-hour heads-up match at the end of Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo), Dempsey was never able to get much of a chip lead, battling his way from a short stack back to even and back to a short stack. Dempsey was all in for his tournament life several times but kept catching the cards he needed to stay alive. Was he delaying the inevitable or working on the most amazing comeback of the 2010 WSOP?



Sam Farha, Fresh As Ever

Even as night turned into day, Sam Farha didn't seem to get tired in Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo). An old-school gambler who plays a lot of high-stakes cash games, Farha is used to long nights at the poker table. At one point, he asked what tournament was starting that day. When he learned it was a pot-limit Omaha event, he said that he might just play that one too.



Time Takes Its Toll on the Rail

Even the most spirited friends can't last forever. The cheering section for James "Flushy" Dempsey finally wears down as the clock approaches 6:00 am in Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo). One of Dempsey's friends brought him breakfast to eat at the table, while the rest did their best to stay awake.



James Dempsey Bounces Back

James "Flushy" Dempsey (center, leaning on the table) was down to his last few chips several times during the five-hour heads-up match against Sam Farha in Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo). But over and over, Dempsey would win enough of the pot to stay alive and battle his way back to an even stack.



Quads for Sam Farha

A big pot developed late in the night between Sam Farha and James "Flushy" Dempsey in Event #25 ($10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo). But the river card was all Farha's -- the second six on the board gave Farha quads and killed Dempsey's low draw. (Those are Dempsey's cards bouncing in the air.) This pot gave Farha a big chip lead, leaving Dempsey against the ropes with a short stack.



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