June 28th – Daily Deal

Welcome to the June 28th edition of the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily, and in it we’ll wrap up a busy weekend at the 2010 World Series of Poker and interview Bernard Lee about his 21st place finish in a $1,500 WSOP No Limit Hold’em event.

No one has a case of the Mondays here at Poker News Daily. I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal. Let’s first get to some news at the World Series of poker.

We start with the end of Event number 42 which was a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em affair. A couple of big names made the final three tables in Humberto Brenes and our own Bernard Lee but in the end it was American Dean Hamrick taking it down for the bracelet and $600,000 first place prize. Event number 43 was the ten thousand dollar horse championship and features a ton of huge name in the mix. Players like Brian Townsend, Scott Fischman, Carlos Mortensen and Matt Glantz were left when the field was just ten, but it was Ian Gordon who bested them all for just over $611,000.

Event number 44 was the mixed holdem event which plays both limit and no limit varities of the game and had a $2,500 buy-in. A big name took this down as Full Tilt Poker pro Gavin Smith finally broke through for his first ever WSOP bracelet. Smith is one of the more well liked pros for his “Frank the Tank” attitude away from the tables and won over a quarter million for taking this event down.

As we just mentioned, Foxwoods sponsored pro and Poker News Daily Guest Columnist Bernard Lee finished twenty first in a fifteen hundred dollar No Limit Hold’em event, his largest cash in a Las Vegas WSOP event in two years. Normally you can catch Bernard hosting the Hijack Seat right here on Poker News Daily, where he interviews the game’s top pros live from Las Vegas. But right now he joins us from Las Vegas via the newsmaker hotline to discuss his latest deep run.


Thanks for joining me on the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily. Don’t forget to enter into our Final Table promotion and join us out here in Vegas in November to win a VIP vacation to see the finale of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event. And if you haven’t already, bookmark our site to catch the latest poker news and exclusive access interviews. We’ll see you tomorrow.

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