WSOP Round Up: Quinn Do Wins $10k Dealer's Choice Bracelet

Already a bracelet winner in 2015, William Kakon currently leads the Main Event after day 1a

The inaugural $10,000 Dealer's Choice event at the WSOP concluded last night with Quinn Do winning his second career bracelet (his first coming 10 years ago in a $2.5k LHE event) and the $319,792 prize money.

It was a small field of just 108 players which Do had to conquer, although as you might expect with a big buy-in mixed game event, it was a field bursting with poker talent. At the start of play yesterday, there were 12 players remaining, all of whom were guaranteed a pay-day of at least $21,908.

By the time the event reached the final table bubble, the nine remaining players already had 15 WSOP bracelets between them and included the likes of David Benyamine, Rep Porter, Jeff Madsen, Adam Friedman, David Chiu, and Paul Volpe.

The biggest winner of them all, David Chiu, was unable to add to his 5 bracelets as he became the final table bubble boy, busting to Jake Abdalla in a round of 2-7 NL Single Draw. Another former bracele winner, Paul Volpe was next to fall in a round of Stud hi/lo at the hands of Benyamine.

It took nearly 2.5 hours for the next elimination to come, in which time Do had started to pull away from the field, and by the time he took out David Benyamine in Stud hi/lo, his 1.33m chip stack was virtually double the size of hie nearest rival.

From then on it was nearly all one way traffic. Two time bracelet winner Rep Porter managed to eliminate Jussi Nevanlinna in 6th, but from then on it was the Quinn Do show as he eliminated Friedman in 5th, Abdalla in 4th, Madsen in 3rd, and finally Do took out Porter's short stack heads-up when his eighty seven bested Porter's ninety seven in a round of 2-7 Triple Draw.

After his victory, Do revealed that he had stumbled across an unusual tactic for a dealer's choice game, he decided to chose what he felt was his opponents weakest game, rather than his strongest. Do told;

"On day one, I noticed that some of the players did not play some games very well, so I called those games. I kept with that strategy. It was working, so why change it?" Do said.

Main Event Underway

The WSOP Main Event finally got underway yesterday, with 741 players registering for Day 1a of the blue riband event, very slightly down on the 771 who registered for Day 1a last year.

The cry of "Shuffle up and deal" was left to veteran Irish pro Donnache O'Dea after last year's ME champ, Martin Jacobson reportedly fell ill, and after a full day of competition, the field had been thinned to 480. Big names to fall at the first hurdle included Erik Seidel, Andy Block, Chris Klodnicki, Billy Baxter, Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger, and John Hennigan, whilst high profile players including Jonathan Duhamel, Mike Matusow, Abe Mosseri, John Monnete, Jorryt van Hoof, Fabian Quoss and Max Pescatori safely navigated their way through to Day 2.

Currently leading the pack is William Kakon with 152,235 chips. The 38 year old real estate and healthcare professional is having an awesome series, having already cashed four times, including winning his first gold bracelet in the $1500 LHE event last month. Hot on his heels is internet sensation Gjergj "GSinishtaj" Sinishtaj on 149,100.





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