Jordan Smith wins WSOP Event #36 $2,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em

Jordan Smith wins WSOP Event #36 $2,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em

Monday, 22 June 2009

Women have been something of an endangered species at the 2009 WSOP with only Annie Duke making a final table in the first 35 events. The numbers were swelled in event 36 though with both Laurence Grondin and chess Grandmaster and former European champion Almira Skripchenko making the final nine.

Neither proved to be a match for Texan, Jordan Smith though who claimed his first WSOP bracelet and with it a cheque for $586,212. The 27-year-old Smith had outlasted 1,694 players before sealing the deal by beating Swedish wine merchant Ken Lennaard heads up.

The winner, who gave up college to play professionally, thanked his parents after winning “I’ve had some ups and downs. They (my parents) have really helped me when I was struggling. They helped me with moral support and financial support.” He added “I wanted to win a gold bracelet and make a million dollar score. So, I’m past half of that now.”

There were some more excellent performances from the British contingent with both Anthony Roux and Andrew Seden making the final table.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1. Jordan Smith - $586,212
2. Ken Lennaard - $360,439
3. Laurence Grondin - $237, 537
4. Joe Morneau - $166,584
5. Anthony Roux - $120,311
6. Pat Atchinson - $95,631
7. Almira Skripchenko - $78,664
8. Andrew Sedon - $67,867
9. Jonathan Plens - $61,081

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