2013 WSOP Event #61

July 9, 2013

Now four-time gold bracelet winner Daniel Alaei won his fourth bracelet this year at the $10K PLO, the very same event he won in the 2010 series. This win puts him over $3.5 million in all-time WSOP winnings.

Alaei’s most recent WSOP victory came after three long days and yielded an $852,692 payday, putting him among the ranks with Amarillo Slim, Puggy Pearson, and Bobby Baldwin, all four-time WSOP bracelet winners. Alaei is the second player to win his fourth gold bracelet during this year’s WSOP; Tom Schneider (2007 POY) also scored his fourth bracelet this year.

Alaei won his title by defeating 385 other players, including well-known online poker pro Jared Bleznick, who still won more than $525K for his second place finish, his biggest live cashout to date and first final table in a WSOP event. Event #61 amassed a $3,628,400 prize pool and paid the top 45 placers. This event saw former Main Event November Nine players cash out, Joseph Cheong, who finished 21st, and Matt Gianetti, who finished 33rd, and 2010 WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel finishing 18th. Alaei started the final table with the chip lead and was joined by fourth place finisher in the 2007 WSOP Main Event Alex Kravchenko, who finished 9th in this year’s event #61, and Tome Marchese, well-established tournament pro, who cashed out in 4th place in this event.


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