Sunday Showdown Set for WSOP Event 38


June 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although tomorrow only features the start of one event, a big event it is as players embark on a quest to win Event 38, $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship. As the $10,000 buy-in suggests, this is one of the premier events at the World Series of Poker, and one that is sure to create a memorable tournament. This event is scheduled to last until Tuesday, when a new PLH champion will receive his or her bracelet.

Last year’s event was a thrilling tournament, with 275 players vying for the title and winner’s $633,335 portion of the $2,585,000 prize pool. John Kabbaj won the title over Kirill Gerasimov, who was awarded $391,369 for his efforts. The tournament ended on an amazing hand when Kabbaj’s pocket Aces held up against Gerasimov’s pocket Kings for one of the greatest finishes in tournament poker.

This year’s event will most certainly provide some suspenseful moments; with attendance at the 2010 WSOP running above the 2009 totals, it is likely that this will be a hotly contested tournament. A field of 300 or more is not out of the question as players look to grab one of the most desired titles.

While newcomers have fared quite well at this year’s WSOP, the top pros will be out in force for this event. In addition to premier players like Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth, 2009 top 20 finishers Eric Baldwin, Vanessa Rousso and Erik Seidel have to be considered threats for the crown.

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