6/14/2010 2:36:23 AM PST
Congratulations to Dutch Boyd, Champion of Event #23! ($234,065)
After a third consecutive marathon day of limit poker, Dutch Boyd has overcome a significant heads-up chip deficit to claim his second gold bracelet and nearly a quarter-million dollars.
It was another impressive performance for a man that a lot of people love to hate. Boyd was focused and collected during the course of this event, and he picked his way quietly through the first two days to put himself in a position for a run deep into tonight's final table.
At the end of it all, Boyd came up against one last formidable foe, and Brian Meindings held about a two-to-one chip lead when the heads-up duel began. Boyd chose his spots carefully, though, and he battled his way back into contention and back into a chip lead within a level or so of back-and-forth action. It wasn't an easy put-away by any means. Meindings and Boyd traded big shots back and forth for hours.
Finally, nine levels deep into the night, Boyd put Meinders' final chip into his own stack, and he was finally able to raise his arms above his head and let out a huge sigh of solid-gold relief as the dealer put the last card down on the last board of the night. By outlasting Meinders, Boyd has joined the multiple bracelet club and added another notch in impressive WSOP belt, which is beginning to get pretty impressive. Along with it, he'll cash a check for $234,065, and that will go a long way in his hunt for bracelet number three.
That's about all we have for you tonight. We send our congratulations to Dutch Boyd on his freshly padded pockets and his new piece of jewelry.
All that's left is goodnight; we'll see you tomorrow to do this whole thing all over again.
6/14/2010 2:25:09 AM PST
Meinders All But Felted
Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd reraised. Meinders called the third bet, and off they went.
The flop came out , and Boyd fired out a bet. Meinders called one there, and a full bet on the turn, leaving himself just one single bet for the river.
It was the , and Boyd bet the requisite 100,000. Meinders quickly open-mucked his , and he'll save that last lonely bet for the next hand after missing his draw two times.
Boyd now has all but 100,000 of the chips in play.
6/14/2010 2:11:45 AM PST
Brian Meinders is down to his last 400,000. Boyd just check-raised him on a flop. Meinders flashed the and let it go.
WIth the limits at 50,000/100,000, Meinders only has four big bets.
6/14/2010 2:06:42 AM PST
Boyd Kicks Meinders
Dutch Boyd raised preflop, and Brian Meinders called from the big blind.
The flop came out , and Meinders knocked the table. Boyd bet, Meinders raised, and Boyd came right back with a three-bet over the top. Meinders called, and the appeared on the turn. Meinders check-called one more bet, and both men check-checked the river.
Meinders said, "Small pair," as he turned up , and Boyd stared it down before flipping over his own to win the pot with his kicker.
Meinders is back down to 525,000.
6/14/2010 2:00:15 AM PST
Boyd Finds His Cowboy
Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd called for a flop.
It came out , and Boyd fired out a leading bet. Meinders raised, and Boyd called the extra small bet.
That led to the turn, and Boyd check-called a bet. He checked again on the river, and Meinders checked behind, announcing, "Seven."
Boyd could beat that, though; he turned up for top pair, and that takes the pot.
6/14/2010 1:55:47 AM PST
Neither player seems interested in getting involved in any significant action. The players have possibly gone into some sort of hibernation.
6/14/2010 1:24:03 AM PST
Hold The Clock
The two men have headed off the stage for a twenty-minute break.
6/14/2010 1:19:57 AM PST
Boyd Busts Open a Slightly Bigger Lead
The players put four bets in preflop, with Boyd being the last aggressor. The two checked the flop, and Boyd then check-called the turn, and the river.
Boyd showed which was good.
6/14/2010 1:13:34 AM PST
Boyd Finds Broadway
Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd called for a flop.
It came out , and Boyd check-called a bet. He did the same on the turn, and the landed on fifth street. Boyd checked one last time, and Meinders made a bet. Boyd then snuck in a check raise, and Meinders could barely believe it. He knew what Boyd had, but he shrugged and said, "Well, I flopped a set," as he dumped the extra bet into the pot.
Boyd tabled for the Broadway straight, and Meinders flashed his pocket queens as he sent them spinning into the muck.
6/14/2010 1:02:57 AM PST
They Flip Again
It was a capped pot heads-up according to the TD, even though there is no cap in heads-up play. The flop came and Meinders bet, Boyd raised, and Meinders called. When the hit the turn, Meinders check-called a bet from Boyd. The on the river drew a check from both.
Boyd flipped over , and Meinders mucked his hand.
6/14/2010 12:57:24 AM PST
Meinders Asserting Himself a Bit
Brian Meinders raised, Dutch Boyd reraised, and they each put in three bets to see a jackpot flop come . Meinders called a bet there, and another one on the turn, and Boyd checked when the hit the river. Meinders bet, and Boyd called.
Meinders turned up for the full house, and it was plenty good to take down the pot.
6/14/2010 12:33:03 AM PST
Boyd Picking Up More Chips
Dutch Boyd raised, and Brian Meinders made the call. The flop came , Meinders check-raised Boyd, who made the call. The turn was the , and this time Meinders led out, and got raised by Boyd. Meinders made the call, and the got a check-call from Meinders after Boyd led out.
Boyd showed , which was good enough to take pot.
6/14/2010 12:28:36 AM PST
Boyd Pays it Off
Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd made it three bets to go.
The two men saw the dealer flop , and Meinders called a Boyd bet. On the turn, Boyd fired again before Meinders raised it back at him. Boyd called the extra bet, and he check-called one final bet on the river.
Meinders turned up for the winning two pair.
6/14/2010 12:20:26 AM PST
Evening the Score
Brian Meinders open-raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd three-bet from the big blind.
The flop came , and Boyd led out with a bet. Meinders raised, Boyd reraised, and Meinders called.
The turn came the , and Meinders called a full bet before both players checked the river. Boyd showed first, turning up , and it was the best hand.
Boyd has now drawn virtually even with his opponent after starting heads-up play at a significant disadvantage.
6/14/2010 12:12:47 AM PST
Here Comes Dutch
Dutch Boyd raised, and Brian Meinders reraised from the big blind. Boyd called, and they took a flop of . Meinders bet, and Boyd raised, each men putting in two bets to see the turn. Meinders check-called a bet there and another one on the river to see the showdown.
Boyd tabled , and his top pair was the best hand. That's another one to Boyd.
6/14/2010 12:09:57 AM PST
Boyd Stays on the Move
Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd made the call.
The flop was and Boyd led out, Meinders raised and Boyd called. The on the turn brought a check from both players, and the on the river got a bet out of Boyd, and a call out of Meinders.
Boyd showed , which had out-flopped the pocket kings of Meinders.
6/14/2010 12:06:58 AM PST
Another Little One For Boyd
Dutch Boyd raised from the button, and Brian Meinders called the extra bet.
Both men checked through the flop of , and Boyd bet the turn. Meinders check-called, and Boyd bet again on the river. Meinders took his time to eye up his opponent, finally asking, "I don't know, is ace high good?" After another moment, he splashed in the call.
Boyd tabled , and his rivered pair of eights was good enough to win the pot.