Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

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Prize Pool $883,200

Congratulations to Dutch Boyd, Champion of Event #23! ($234,065)

Event #23 Champion Dutch Boyd!
Event #23 Champion Dutch Boyd!

After a third consecutive marathon day of limit poker, Dutch Boyd has overcome a significant heads-up chip deficit to claim his second gold bracelet and nearly a quarter-million dollars.

It was another impressive performance for a man that a lot of people love to hate. Boyd was focused and collected during the course of this event, and he picked his way quietly through the first two days to put himself in a position for a run deep into tonight's final table.

At the end of it all, Boyd came up against one last formidable foe, and Brian Meindings held about a two-to-one chip lead when the heads-up duel began. Boyd chose his spots carefully, though, and he battled his way back into contention and back into a chip lead within a level or so of back-and-forth action. It wasn't an easy put-away by any means. Meindings and Boyd traded big shots back and forth for hours.

Finally, nine levels deep into the night, Boyd put Meinders' final chip into his own stack, and he was finally able to raise his arms above his head and let out a huge sigh of solid-gold relief as the dealer put the last card down on the last board of the night. By outlasting Meinders, Boyd has joined the multiple bracelet club and added another notch in impressive WSOP belt, which is beginning to get pretty impressive. Along with it, he'll cash a check for $234,065, and that will go a long way in his hunt for bracelet number three.

That's about all we have for you tonight. We send our congratulations to Dutch Boyd on his freshly padded pockets and his new piece of jewelry.

All that's left is goodnight; we'll see you tomorrow to do this whole thing all over again.

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Brian Meinders Eliminated in 2nd Place ($144,650)

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Brian Meinders
Brian Meinders

Brian Meinders only had one big bet left, and he got it into the middle holding {a-Clubs}{8-Spades} against the {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} of Dutch Boyd.

The board would be kind to Boyd, with the {J-Clubs} being the door card. The rest of the board would seal the deal for Boyd, coming out {2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} giving Boyd a winning straight, his second WSOP bracelet and $234,065.

Meinders would not leave empty handed, and collected $144,650 for his efforts.

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Meinders All But Felted

Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd reraised. Meinders called the third bet, and off they went.

The flop came out {7-Spades} {6-Clubs} {10-Spades}, and Boyd fired out a bet. Meinders called one there, and a full bet on the {A-Hearts} turn, leaving himself just one single bet for the river.

It was the {2-Diamonds}, and Boyd bet the requisite 100,000. Meinders quickly open-mucked his {5-Hearts} {8-Hearts}, and he'll save that last lonely bet for the next hand after missing his draw two times.

Boyd now has all but 100,000 of the chips in play.

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Life Support?

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Meinders is Struggling
Meinders is Struggling

Brian Meinders is down to his last 400,000. Boyd just check-raised him on a {10-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop. Meinders flashed the {a-Hearts} and let it go.

WIth the limits at 50,000/100,000, Meinders only has four big bets.

Boyd Kicks Meinders

Brian Meinders
Brian Meinders

Dutch Boyd raised preflop, and Brian Meinders called from the big blind.

The flop came out {5-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}, and Meinders knocked the table. Boyd bet, Meinders raised, and Boyd came right back with a three-bet over the top. Meinders called, and the {A-Clubs} appeared on the turn. Meinders check-called one more bet, and both men check-checked the {K-Diamonds} river.

Meinders said, "Small pair," as he turned up {10-} {6-}, and Boyd stared it down before flipping over his own {Q-Hearts} {6-Clubs} to win the pot with his kicker.

Meinders is back down to 525,000.

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Boyd Finds His Cowboy

Brian Meinders raised from the button, and Dutch Boyd called for a flop.

It came out {7-Spades} {9-Spades} {3-Spades}, and Boyd fired out a leading bet. Meinders raised, and Boyd called the extra small bet.

That led to the {5-Diamonds} turn, and Boyd check-called a bet. He checked again on the {K-Hearts} river, and Meinders checked behind, announcing, "Seven."

Boyd could beat that, though; he turned up {K-Spades} {8-Diamonds} for top pair, and that takes the pot.

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No Action

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Neither player seems interested in getting involved in any significant action. The players have possibly gone into some sort of hibernation.