That's it, folks! Another gold bracelet event at the 2011 World Series of Poker is in the books after a long day of play today. Walking away with the title to Event #10: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed is gynecologist Geffrey Klein from Houston, Texas. He'll bank $544,388 for his finish and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
The day began with 15 players returning to action. It eventually came down to just two, Geffrey Klein and Eddie Blumenthal. If Blumenthal's name sounds familiar, it's because he's coming off a fourth-place finish in Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em earlier in the WSOP.
When play got down to heads up, Blumenthal held nearly all of the chips in play. Klein had just 775,000 chips to his name while Blumenthal held the rest. Nevertheless, Klein battled his way to a couple double ups and eventually took the lead in the match. From there, he kept constant pressure on Blumenthal and seemed to win every pivotal pot in the match.
When the final hand came up just about 20 minutes before the two would be forced to stop for the night due to the 10-Level Rule, it was a classic race situation with the money going in preflop. Klein's defeated the pocket sevens of Blumenthal to take the victory and etch his name in the poker history books.
Blumenthal's run is nothing short of amazing as he's now made two final tables this WSOP in tough events with large fields. He earned $334,756 for his runner-up finish.
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