Double Dutch: WSOP 2010 Day 17 Recap

Bracelet number two for Dutch.

Day 17 of the World Series Of Poker 2010 was in effect today and although the schedule was a little lighter than usual, two bracelets were handed out and we had our first female champion of the series.

It was a day packed with outstanding poker and titans of the game battling it out for WSOP glory. This is how it played out.

Event #22 - $1k Ladies Event

The ladies event may have been a hotbed of drama with controversy over male entrants but all that was forgotten today as an exciting final table played out.

There were no superstars of note, meaning this was an opportunity to crown a new bracelet holder and when Vanessa Hellbuyck defeated Sidsel Boesen heads-up, we had our new champion.

Hellbuyck collected $192,132 for the win and of course she gets a much-sought after WSOP bracelet.

Event 23 $2,500 Limit Hold'em/Six Handed

The $2.5k Limit Hold'em started with 384 players across more than 40 tables on Friday, and it's now played down to one six-handed LHE champion.

Controversial figure Russ "Dutch" Boyd, well-known for his late run in the 2003 main event, took down his second bracelet and the $234,065 1st prize, defeating Brian Meinders heads-up.

There is likely to be mixed reaction from the poker community to Boyd's win, given his chequered past but there's no doubting Boyd's poker skills, aptly demonstrated by his result here.

Event 24 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Day 1b

Tom Dwan, Liz Boeree and Isaac Haxton were some of the notable survivors of the $1k NLHE day 1b.

Play will resume tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the Amazon room with just over 500 players competing for 342 spots in the money. Nearly 3,300 players registered for the NLHE event and a chance at the coveted bracelet.

Top prize is just over $500k, but Tom Dwan is after the jewelry. Dwan is sitting pretty with just under 40k in chips, though will still be trailing yesterday's leader who registered upwards of 70k.

This would mark his third cash of the 2010 WSOP, as Dwan moneyed in the $5k Shootout and his second place finish to Simon Watt has been well documented. Stay tuned as we update all of the exciting durrrr action tomorrow.

Event 25 - $10k Omaha/8 Championship

A star-studded field returned to play down to the final table today but with 150 plus superstars battling it out in a deep-stacked split pot limit game, that was always going to be optimistic.

After a very hard-fought ten levels of poker, just 23 players were left in the hunt and Michael Chow is the man who will take the chip lead into the final day.

He'll have to fend off the combined skill of Abe Mosseri, Sammy Farha and Mike Sexton amongst others if he intends to take down the bracelet.

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