NEWS FLASH   Miguel Proulx Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 28

Quebec Poker Semi-Pro Scoops Huge Pot-Limit Omaha Victory


Miguel Proulx was the winner of the $2,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha championship at the 2010 World Series of Poker.  This marked his first career WSOP gold bracelet victory.  The Quebec-based poker player made his first WSOP cash in three years, earning a huge payout totaling $315,311.  This was his biggest poker payday ever.

Proulx is from St. Charles, Quebec (Canada).  This date has the potential to be a scoop for the nation of Canada.  On an adjacent final table from Event #29, Canadian poker pro Dan Idema appeared well on his way to winning a gold bracelet (he had a 2 to 1 chip lead at post time).  Proulx has became the third Canadian to win a gold bracelet this year, after fellow countrymen Aadam Daya and Pascal Lefrancois won their WSOP victories.  Should Idema also win, that would make four victories for the Great White North.
 
The runner up was Loren Klein, a Las Vegas poker pro who had cashed six times at the WSOP over the past three years.  He came close to earning a breakthrough victory, but lost the chip lead late and was unable to overcome Proulx’s final flurry of good fortune.  Klein received $195,147 for second place.

In all, the top 18 finishers collected prize money.  Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Chau Giang (20th), Joshua Teiman (27th), Scott Clements (28th), T.J. Cloutier (38th), Richard Ashby (40th), and Peter Vilandos (45th).

With his 20th-place finish, Chau Giang cashed for the third time this year and now has 54 career in-the-money finishes.  This currently ranks eighth on the all-time WSOP cashes list.

With his first cash this year, 38th-place finisher T.J. Cloutier now has 56 career cashes, which currently ranks sixth on the all-time WSOP cashes list.

With his 31st-place finish, Tony Cousineau added to semi-dubious record as the player with the most cashes in WSOP history without a gold bracelet victory.  Cousineau cashed for the 43rd time, moving him one ahead of Johnny Chan on the all-time cashes list.

A full report of this event will be posted shortly.

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