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WSOPE London: James Bord takes home the Main Event for 830k!

Tags: Fabrizio Baldassari, James Bord, main event, roland de wolfe, wsope london.
Posted on 29 September 2010 by "T".

At the start of the Main Event, 346 players, full of expectations, took their seats at the Empire Casino in London. After 3 days of poker, 22 players remained and the big favorites to win the tournament were Phil Ivey, Viktor Blom (Isildur1) and Roland de Wolfe. However, only Roland de Wolfe (WSOP bracelet winner, EPT and WPT titles) made it to the final table. At the final table, de Wolfe continued playing very well and stayed in the top of the field for quite some time, but after losing 2 all ins against Nicolas Levi, he was short stacked and about to go out of the tournament. But somehow he still managed to stay alive while Nicolas Levi, who took the most of his chips, got knocked out in 5th place. Roland de Wolfe was, however, eliminated shortly after in 4th place.

After the elimination of Roland de Wolfe, Ronald Lee, Fabrizio Baldassari and James Bord were the 3 last men standing. Lee took the command of the match almost straight away, and for some time, it almost seemed like his aggressive style of playing poker would pay off and give him the win. But unfortunately Lee's winning streak came to and end when his ace-king was outdrawn by Baldassari's ace-four. After this, Lee lost the concentration and stopped playing his game, which had paid off so well before. It didn't take long before Lee was sent off the rail.

The heads-up match between Fabrizio Baldassari and James Bord was a quite even at first, but after a few mistakes by Baldassari it was all about James Bord, who had many loud friends and fans cheering for him at the Empire Casino. Everything came to and end when both players picked up pocket pairs and got all their money into the pot - Bord with 10's and Baldassari with 5's. Bord's pocket 10's stood up all the way to the river and the crowd went nuts, cheering for their fellow countryman.

For the win James Bord received £830,401 and the coveted gold bracelet. Fabrizio Baldassari received £513,049 for his second-place finish.


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8 comments on "WSOPE London: James Bord takes home the Main Event for 830k!"

 viaditihema29/09/2010 14:59:45 GMT
very good very nice !Great winning
 Cliffem29/09/2010 15:00:40 GMT
The names Bord
 dozn0129/09/2010 16:51:30 GMT
also well done Roland de Wolfe doing it for England
 mazas30/09/2010 07:48:00 GMT
ronald played well but his lucky time ends and he loose all so its happens to all and congrates to the winner he did great job and eleminated all the pros ...
 Davoodoo30/09/2010 19:09:41 GMT
James Bond ?
 GIOMi602/10/2010 01:37:48 GMT
Congrats James for taking the big Win and hopefully you will think of me, when you divide the money prize, hahaha, just joking.
 nuts102/10/2010 09:23:31 GMT
nice win James

everyone thought that would be the Phil Ivey or Viktor Blom win the tournament but the bond came first
 SuperNoob04/10/2010 20:08:51 GMT
well done winning the main event considering it was his first live win, nice first prize (though quite small compared to wsop) .
Ivey cudna even make to the final table. maybe next time he can do better.

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