NEWS FLASH:  Sigurd Eskeland Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 48

Norwegian Poker Pro Wins in Mixed Games Championship
 

Sigurd Eskeland was the winner of the $2,500 buy-in Mixed Games championship at the 2010 World Series of Poker.  This marked his first career WSOP gold bracelet victory.  Eskeland collected $260,497 in prize money in what was his third time to cash at the WSOP.  Eskland’s most notable previous achievement was being the chip leader at the end of Day Three in the 2008 WSOP Main Event championship.  He ended up finishing 241st.

Eskland is a 38-year-old former teacher who now plays poker professionally.  He became the third player in WSOP history with Norwegian roots to win a gold bracelet, following in the footsteps of Thor Hansen (2 wins) and Annette Obrestad ( 1 win).

In other tournament news:

The top 48 finishers collected prize money.  Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Scott Seiver (6th), Todd Brunson (10th), Alexander Kravchenko (11th), Dario Minieri (14th), Kirk Morrison (16th), David Singer (23rd), Michael Mizrachi (26th), Dario Alioto (27th), Frank Kassela (36th), Vitaly Lunkin (39th), Diego Cordovez (42nd), and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson (48th).

2000 world champion Chris “Jesus” Ferguson finished in 48th place.  This gives him 63 in-the-money finishes for his career, which ranks third on the all-time WSOP cashes list.

A full report of this event will be posted shortly.

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