Poker pro Praz Bansi wins 2nd WSOP bracelet

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 03, 2010 Posted in UK Poker News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Praz Bansi joined a very exclusive with his win in the $1,500 No Limit Holdem at the 2010 World Series of Poker, becoming just the third Brit with two WSOP gold bracelets –Chris Bjorin and John-Paul Kelly are the other two.

In addition to the coveted bracelet Bansi will walk away with $515,500 in prize-money. When asked what the victory meant to him compared to other tournaments Bansi said, “The EPT’s and the other tournaments are important, but to me – the World Series is everything.”

The final table of the event featured a very diverse mix of poker players, showing just how far poker has come globally: The final nine players represented four different countries, The US, Canada, England, and the Dominican Republic; the 10th place finisher hailed from yet another nation, Mexico.

The final leader-board for Event #5 looked like this:

1. Praz Bansi –$515,501
2. Vincent Jacques –$320,913
3. Calvin Kordus –$223,069
4. David Tuthill –$160,650
5. Tomer Berda –$117,416
6. Donald Offerd –$86,858
7. Hugh Bell –$65,097
8. David Sands –$57,221
9. Kyle Knecht –$37,943

Updates courtesy of WSOP.com

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