Tomas Alenius wins $ 1,500 Limit Hold'em bracelet

Tomas Alenius wins $ 1,500 Limit Hold'em bracelet

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sweden’s Tomas Alenius outlasted 642 players to pick up his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Hold Em Limit event. The 33-year-old from Stockholm came back from a 3 to 1 chip deficit at the start of play to beat Canadian Jason Tam heads up. The key hand saw Alenius’ full house bust Tam’s nut flush.

Alenius won $197,509, double his previous career tournament winnings. The former blackjack dealer becomes the second Swedish player to win a WSOP bracelet after Chris Bjorin.

A very frank Alenius said “It’s a lot of luck involved for sure, and I ran good,” adding “It’s awesome. It’s what you dream about.”

Other notable names to make the money included Barry Greenstein (his 4th WSOP cash in 2009 and 41st in all) and Mathematics Of Poker author Bill Chen. Britons who cashed were Paul Damany and Mike Ellis who picked up just under $3,000 apiece.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 Tomas Alenius - $197,488
2 Jason Tam - $122,000
3 Al Barbieri - $80,072
4 Glenn Engelbert - $55,576
5 Demetrios Arvanetes - $40,681
6 Dominik Kulicki - $31,325
7 Rep Porter - $25,313
8 Kim-Phong Duong - $21,416
9 Cole Miller - $18,932
10 Richard Brodie - $13,5432

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