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2012 WSOP Event #24: Joe Cassidy defeats "the Prince" heads-up, wins first gold bracelet!

Tags: 2012 wsop, event 24, joe cassidy, phil ivey, Scotty Nguyen.
Posted on 15 June 2012 by "T".

Yesterday, Joe Cassidy, Phil Ivey and Scotty "the Prince" Nguyen played three-handed in Event #24: Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-better. Ivey had the chance to win his 9th bracelet and was in second place for quite some time. However, things didn't turn out the way Ivey had planned and soon he was running low on chips, then eliminated by Cassidy in 3rd place for $136,046.

The two finalists, Cassidy and Nguyen, then agreed to continue the heads-up the following day because it was past 3 am in the morning and they had been playing for many long hours.

Today at 2 PM local time the match was on again, Joe Cassidy had a bit more than a 3-1 lead against Scotty Nguyen, but many still thought the pressure would get to Cassidy and that Nguyen would take home his 6th bracelet. But Cassidy remained calm and didn't seem to care who he was playing against as he managed to defeat the legend after a very thrilling battle that lasted about 3 hours.

It was a well-deserved win by Cassidy who now has his first gold bracelet + $294,777 on his bank account. Scotty received $182,213 for his second place finish.


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5 comments on "2012 WSOP Event #24: Joe Cassidy defeats "the Prince" heads-up, wins first gold bracelet!"

 Fakiry15/06/2012 13:42:47 GMT
Although there was a three to one difference in terms of chips, Nguyen still managed to play for over three hours in HU against Cassidy, amazing. And this is the way many think things should be: no agreements, each prize is a prize. Ok, so they were both pros, used to big amounts, but even if they weren’t… if they agree to divide the prize Money, the only difference would be the bracelet, and it doesnt even seem fair to do something like that in this event. WSOP is where all the difference between poker players is made.
 noonlion15/06/2012 14:00:02 GMT
Nice win.

Must be even sweeter to beat a living legend of the game for your first bracelet like that.

How many more events are left?
 ayaraled15/06/2012 14:06:44 GMT
Thats is sweet. Winning over ivey and nguyen. 2 of the best poker players...
 Macubaas15/06/2012 18:40:52 GMT
Congratulations to the winner not for just taking the gold bracelet but also for mastering such a complex game Smile

Lately i also tried to play some omaha hi-low and the strategy is totally different compared to omaha hi.

Looking forward to other events too Big Smile
 AA-Daelt-AA15/06/2012 18:58:55 GMT
nice first bracelet, he can brag that he won it agaisnt the best players and no luck was involved.

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