Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller wins WSOP Event #33 $10,000 Limit Hold ‘Em

Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller wins WSOP Event #33 $10,000 Limit Hold ‘Em

Thursday, 18 June 2009

A loaded field of 185 players, including Doyle Brusnon, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and Jennifer Harman sat down f6r the $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold ‘Em Event on Monday but after three long days of play it was Canada’s Greg Mueller who emerged victorious.

The former professional ice hockey player outlasted a final table which included 2006 Player of the Year Chad Brown, Matt Hawrilenko and two-time bracelet winner Daniel Alaei before beating Pat Pezzin heads up.

Mueller dominated heads up play, finally sealing the win holding pocket fives to Pezzin’s 10-8. The board helped neither player and the Canadian pro was celebrating his first WSOP victory.
The Stanley Cup (the ice hockey equivalent of the FA Cup) has been on display at the Rio and proved inspirational to Mueller. “I was so jacked because of the anthems, the hockey, the Stanley Cup. I was like ‘Oh my god, maybe this is destiny - maybe it’s my night.” And so it proved as Mueller picked up a first prize of $460,836, taking his WSOP winnings past the million-dollar mark.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 Greg Mueller $460,836
2 Pat Pezzin $285,196
3 Chad Brown $188,855
4 Daniel Alaei $134,733
5 Matt Hawrilenko $100,688
6 Matt Glantz $80,342
7 Michiel Brummelhuis $67,647
8 Soheil Shamseddin $59,996
9 Kenny Hsiung $55,996

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