NEWS FLASH:  Daniel Alaei Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 55
 
Poker Pro Wins Third WSOP Title in Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
 

Daniel Alaei was the winner of the $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship at the 2010 World Series of Poker.  This marked his third career WSOP gold bracelet victory.  Alaei collected $780,599 in prize money in what was his one of his biggest career wins.  This marked Alaei’s 20th time to cash at the WSOP.  He now has more than $2.5 million in career WSOP earnings.  In fact, Alaei has accumulated nearly $5 million overall during his poker tournament career, which has spanned just five years.

Alaei is a 25-year-old professional poker player from Los Angeles, CA.  His first WSOP win came in the $5,000 buy-in Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball event in 2007.  He won gold bracelet number two last year in the $10,000 buy-in Omaha High-Low Split championship.

The runner up was Miguel Proulx, from Saint Charles, Quebec (Canada).  He received $482,265.

The top 36 finishers collected prize money.  Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Daniel Alaei, Alexander Kravchenko (8th), Jason Mercier (10th), Phil Hellmuth (15th), Jason Lester (16th), Blair Rodman (18th), David “Devilfish” Ulliott (20th), Jordan Smith (25th), Nenad Medic (31st), and Fabrice Soulier (32nd).

Tony Cousineau, from Daytona Beach, FL cashed again.  He finished 14th.  Cousineau now has 46 career cashes at the WSOP -- which is the most of any non-gold bracelet winner in history.

Phil Hellmuth finished in 15th place.  He now has 79 career cashes and is the all-time in-the-money finishes leader in WSOP history.

This year’s tournament attracted 346 entries.  The total prize pool was $3,252,400.

A full report of this event will be posted shortly.

For official tournament results and additional details, please CLICK HERE.