Ken Aldridge wins WSOP Event #9

Ken Aldridge wins WSOP Event #9

Monday, 8 June 2009

1,459 runners bought in to $1,500 No Limit Hold Em Six-Handed Event but in the end it was American Ken Aldridge who claimed his first WSOP bracelet. Aldridge, known as Teach, won an epic heads up battle with Carmen Cavella to take the first prize of $428,259.

A jubilant Aldridge said “I’ve done well in the tournaments that I have played in before, so I certainly didn’t think I couldn’t win it. Plus I had some guys here that believed in me, they really pushed me through this.”

Praz Bansi was the best placed Briton, just missing out on the final table. His push with A10 was instantly called by Brice Yockey’s AJ. The board brought no help to the Hit Squad member who had to settle for seventh place and a payout of $42,320.

Other big names to go deep included Carlos Mortensen, Rafe Furst and Isaac Haxton who all cashed.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1. Ken Aldridge - $428,259
2. Carman Cavella - $264,814
3. Peter Gould - $270,953
4. Bryce Yockey - $115, 230
5. Charles Furey - $80,896
6. Manelic Minaya - $59,049

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