6/25/2010 3:03:37 AM PST
Congratulations to Steve Jelinek, Event No. 41 Champion ($245,871)!
Just over 12 hours after the final day began with 15 players returning to the felt for action, it's all over. Steve Jelinek has emerged as the champion of Event No. 41, capturing the title of this year's $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better champion, the WSOP gold bracelet and a hefty payday of $245,871!
Last year, Jelinik final tabled this very same event where he went on to finish in sixth place. This year, he didn't leave himself too much room for improvement, but he was able to claim the best spot of the five that could beat his performance last year.
John Gottlieb finished in second place and had himself one heck of a run, but couldn't help but feel completely shattered without taking home the win. After the final hand, Gottlieb stared at the two hands from each player and the final board, trying to piece together any scenario which would give him even just a portion of the pot. It wouldn't be though as the cards fell in the favor for Jelinek.
That wraps up our coverage of Event No. 41 as we watch another bracelet winner named at the 2010 WSOP. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Steve Jelinek who took the title.
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6/25/2010 2:50:21 AM PST
Back in the Game
Cards are flying again!
6/25/2010 2:49:29 AM PST
We're now on a 10-minute break by players request.
6/25/2010 2:47:32 AM PST
John Gottlieb opened the pot with a 200,000-chip raise and Steve Jelinek called.
The flop ran out and both players checked. The turn was a , Steve fired a 300,000-chip bet and was called.
The river card was a and Jelinek check-folded when Gottlieb moved all in.
Jelinek slipped to 2,000,000 and Gottlieb is now up to 1,900,000.
6/25/2010 2:36:19 AM PST
Jelinek Going Up
With the board reading John Gottlieb fired a 180,000-chip bet and was called.
The turn card was a and Steve Jelinek bet pot (540,000), Gottlieb tank-folded.
In the last hands Gottlieb slipped to 1,540,000 chips.
6/25/2010 2:30:30 AM PST
State of Play
Last level before the break there were a few all-in situations resulting in some double ups and big pots. This level, not so much. The player has slowed significantly and the action is hard to find. Each hand is taking a little bit longer than they did before and it may be due to the players realizing how close they are to a bracelet. Last year, Steve Jelinek came in sixth in this very event and surely won't want to go back-to-back years without capturing the gold.
6/25/2010 1:55:03 AM PST
The remaining two are on a 20-minute break.
6/25/2010 12:34:58 AM PST
Jelinek Takes This One
On the second hand of heads-up play between Steve Jelinek and John Gottlieb, the action was potted preflop by Gottlieb on the button. Jelinek made the call. The flop went check, check after the fell.
After the fell on the river, Jelinek fired out the pot for 360,000. Gottlieb tank-folded and the pot was pushed Jelinek's way.
6/24/2010 11:32:20 PM PST
The final four are now on a 20-minute break.
6/24/2010 11:17:07 PM PST
Oh, No Chop!
With only 260,000 chips on his stack, Ben Lamb opened the pot with a 175,000-chip raise. Next to speak, Anders Taylor called.
The flop ran out and Lamb fired a 75,000-chip bet, leaving 10,000 behind. Taylor called.
The turn card was a and Lamb moved all in for 10,000 chips, Taylor called.
The river card was a and Lamb took the pot, is now up to 520,000 chips.