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Brock rocks: Parker takes second bracelet
The bracelet ceremony at the final table is becoming a common place to find Brock Parker at the 2009 WSOP.
Known as "Tsoprano" online, Parker's been a formidable force in Internet poker rooms for years, and after his second bracelet win at this year's WSOP Wednesday, Parker might be on his way to Player of the Year honors.
This time he outlasted a field of 1,068 entrants, taking out Joe Serock heads up at the final table in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event.
Parker takes home $552,745 for the first-place finish and also moves to the top of the POY standings with the win.
This just three days after eliminating Daniel Negreanu heads up in the $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event to win his first WSOP bracelet.
Parker told PokerListings he had a sleepless night following his first bracelet victory and entered the No-Limit event the next day.
After six consecutive exhausting days of poker, Tsoprano finds himself this year's first multi-bracelet winner.
"I haven't had time to do much else but try to sleep, and play poker," Parker said. "I can't describe it, it's just unreal. I don't know what to say."
The soft-spoken Parker has been known as a killer in online rooms for a long time, but had few live-tournament results until now.
That's obvioiusly changed now as Parker moves ahead of Negreanu and Finnish pro Ville Wahlbeck in the point standings for WSOP Player of the Year.
"I'm kind of excited for Player of the Year if I can do that," Parker said. "I want to do that for sure because it seems like they're making a bigger deal out of that this year."
The tournament went to a three-way battle at the final table with Parker, Serock and Russel Crane. Crane bowed out against Serock, making it heads up between the large-stacked Serock and Parker.
Following a lengthy one-on-one battle, Parker took the advantage in the late stages, finally winning the tournament with Q♦ Q♠ against Serock's T♦ T♣.
Serock took home $341,783 for second, while Crane cashed in third place for $220,633.
The WSOP introduced six-handed Hold'em events in 2005, and Parker, with a pair of bracelet wins in six-handed play, seems to have mastered the format.
"I like to play more hands," Parker said. "Nine or 10-handed is pretty boring. It gets me motivated because you get to play a lot of pots."