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Matt Grapenthien Wins WSOP Event #61, $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship

By Daniel Allermand

The World Series of Poker Event #61, $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Champions, has come to an end after three long days of play. The tournament attracted some of the top pro players in the world, such as Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein and Todd Brunson, where they wanted to try and take home a championship bracelet.

A total of 102 players participated in the Stud Championship tournament, creating a prize pool of $958,800 that he players finishing in the money would split amongst each other. A total of 16 players were paid in the tournament and since day three started with nine players, we started with an unofficial final table, which became the official shortly after, when Jesse Martin busted out.

From there things moved along at the right paste and the players started getting knocked out one by one. After many hours of final table play, the final hand of the tournament showed itself. The heads-up battle between Todd Brunson and Matt Grapenthien had been a special one, with lots of bigger hands and switching chipleads.

The two players ended all-in on the final street of the Seven-Card Stud Championship tournament, where Grapenthien showed // and Brunson mucked. Brunson took home second place for $165,891, while Grapenthien took home his first WSOP bracelet and the first prize of $268,473.

Final Table Payouts:

  1. Matt Grapenthien – $268,473
  2. Todd Brunson – $165,891
  3. James Obst – $103,895
  4. Ben Yu – $75,227
  5. Steve Landfish – $58,793
  6. Phil Hellmuth – $46,885
  7. Henrik Hecklen – $38,073
  8. Henry Orenstein – $31,419
Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.