Dutch Boyd Resurgent At 2010 WSOP

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16 June 2010, Created By: Geoff Fisk
Dutch Boyd Resurgent At 2010 WSOP

It took a couple of days, but the Dutch Boyd/Sammy Farha bracelet ceremony went off without a hitch Wednesday.

Boyd has certainly been an interesting figure since bursting onto the poker scene with a deep run in the 2003 WSOP Main Event, finishing 12th.

Long gone are the days of The Crew, with Boyd and Scott Fischman setting their sights on taking over the WSOP in 2003 and 2004.

Boyd's problems, including a battle with mental illness, are well-documented, but there's no doubt that Boyd is a talented poker player.

After taking down the $2.5k Six-Handed Limit Hold'em bracelet Sunday, perhaps Boyd is on the rise for a resurgence in 2010.

"Coming into this WSOP I had very high expectations for myself, because I feel like I'm playing the best poker of my life," Boyd told PL.com from the Pavilion Room stage at the bracelet ceremony.

"I've really been studying and focusing and training. Working on my game and going to the online training sites. There's a wealth of information out there if you really want to improve your game."

It's a simple statement on the winning formula from Boyd, a controversial but intriguing character at all times.

"People talk about the luck factor in poker," Boyd said. "The luck factor is very overrated."

"When I look back at all my near misses with bracelets, I didn't get unlucky at any of those. I feel like I'm capable of playing world class poker and hanging with the best in the world."

Boyd says he feels like he could take down multiple bracelets in 2010, but for now he's in the elusive two-bracelet club at the WSOP.

"How do I feel after winning my second gold bracelet? It doesn't suck," said Boyd. "It feels really good."

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