The 2010 World Series of Poker was the 41st annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and ran from May 28 to July 17. There were 57 bracelet events, culminating in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship that began on July 5. The November Nine concept returned for the third year, with the Main Event finalists returning on November 6.
A notable change from 2009 was the revamping of the $50,000 buy-in tournament. From its inception in 2006 through 2009, it had been a H.O.R.S.E. event in which play rotated between Texas hold ’em, Omaha 8-or-better, Razz, stud, and stud 8-or-better, all played with a limit betting structure. In 2010, it became an “8-game” tournament, rotating between the five H.O.R.S.E. games followed by rounds of no-limit hold ’em, pot-limit Omaha (high only), and limit 2–7 triple draw. Once the final table was reached, play switched exclusively to no-limit hold ’em (as was the case in the 2006 H.O.R.S.E. event). The tournament, now known as The Poker Player’s Championship, was moved to the second spot on the WSOP schedule, preceded only by the restricted Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em event. Thus, the 2010 WSOP open events started with The Poker Player’s Championship and ended with the No Limit Hold’em Championship/Main Event.
* Robert and Michael Mizrachi’s appearance at the final table of the $50,000 Player’s Championship is only the third time in WSOP history that two siblings faced each other at the final table of a WSOP event. In 1995, Howard Lederer and Annie Duke made the final table in a pot-limit Hold’em event and in 2002, Ross and Barny Boatman made it to the final table in a pot-limit Omaha event.
* While the event is called the “Ladies Championship,” the WSOP cannot ban men from participating. In past years, a few men have played in the Ladies Championship, but in 2010 at least half a dozen and “some estimates on the floor are that the number of men who entered the event is in the double digits.” WSOP Communications Director Seth Palansky called the men “scumbags” and declared, “The good news is at the World Series of Poker, we have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time at any point that we deem, as operators of the event.”
* Robert and Michael Mizrachi were also part of another sibling milestone. They and their brothers Eric and Donny became the first set of four siblings ever to cash in the same Main Event. Eric finished in 718th place on Day 4, Donny finished in 345th place on Day 5 and Robert finished in 116th place on Day 6, while Michael made the final table and played for the title in November, when he finished fifth.
* Breeze Zuckerman won the 2010 Last Woman Standing Cup in the Main Event, finishing 121st and cashing for $57,201.
The $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold ’em Championship Main Event began on July 5 with the first of four starting days. Each of the participants at the 2010 WSOP Main Event received 30,000 in tournament chips for the $10,000 buy-in event. After reaching the final table of nine players on July 17, the final table will be delayed until November 6.
The total number of entrants in the 2010 Main Event was 7,319 with a prize pool of $68,798,600 with the winner receiving $8,944,138 for first place. The payout “bubble” was reached during Day 4 at 747 players, each of whom earned a minimum of $19,263. The bubble finisher (748th place) was Tim McDonald, a professional angler and recreational poker player from Lexington, Kentucky; he received the consolation prize of a guaranteed seat in the 2011 Main Event. Matt Affleck’s 15th-place finish in this year’s championship combined with an 80th-place in 2009 broke record for most players outlasted in the Main Event over two years (13,718).
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1st Jonathan Duhamel $8,944,310
2nd John Racener $5,545,955
3rd Joseph Cheong $4,130,049
4th Filippo Candio $3,092,545
5th Michael Mizrachi $2,332,992
6th John Dolan $1,772,959
7th Jason Senti $1,356,720
8th Matthew Jarvis $1,045,743
9th Cuong Soi Nguyen $811,823