Big Name Stars Taking Home Bracelets

14 June, 2008 (09:02) in Site News written by James Yates

The games most recognizable pros are winning bracelets by the bushel this year, and we’re only several tournaments into the long schedule that unfolds throughout the month. Here are some of the more notable wins:

Nenad Medic: Previously described as an amazing Cash game player, Nenad came into the tournament spotlight when he won the WPT Championship at Foxwoods. He continued to have success in the World Poker Tour arena, including a third place finish in the same event the next year. Now Nenad can lay claim to yet another notable achievement: WSOP Bracelet winner. He took down the pro-laced $10,000 Buy-in Pot-Limit Hold’em World Championship.

Erick Lindgren: Often referred to (very unfairly) as one of the games best players to have never won a World Series of Poker bracelet, Lindgren put the nonsense to bed by taking home a bracelet in another pro-heavy event, the $5,000 Mixed Limit/No Limit Hold’em event. Erick has had an incredible year so far, including winning the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) Event #9 where he was actually the host of the event!

Daniel Negreanu: Easily one of the greatest players to have ever played the game, Daniel had been on a WSOP drought by his standards, having bracelet-blanked at the WSOP for almost four years. That all came to an end when he won the $2,000 Limit Hold’em Event #20 in the exact same event he won his last bracelet in. If you follow Daniel’s blog you’ll understand what an achievment this really is, so congratulations Daniel on a huge win!

There have also been big wins by fan favorite Mike Matusow and relatively not-well-known but very successful David Singer as well as some very high finishes by some of the “Internet Pros”. I put that in quotes since so many of the players who got their start online are now forces in the Live arena as well the line is becoming blurred between the two previously distinct styles of play. Good luck to everyone and keep the wins coming!


Comment from Big Edge Poker Blog
Time July 26, 2008 at 3:30 am

Should be some good coverage this year. Producers must have been drooling at the prospect of Matusow and Hellmuth at the final table.

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