Happy days! Cunningham wins fifth

Allen Cunningham
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He walks softly. And he doesn't get quite the same publicity as some of his more high profile teammates at Full Tilt.

But Allen Cunningham is one of the best in the game, and he proved it yet again yesterday by taking his fifth World Series bracelet at just 30 years of age.

Joining Phil Ivey, Layne Flack, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Ted Forrest, Berry Johnston and Gary Berlang, the well-respected Cunningham won Event 13 yesterday, the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship, to bump himself up into the elite five-bracelet club.

The victims this time were one of the toughest final tables yet at this year's Series, including notable pros Jeff Lisandro, Gavin Griffin, Jason Lester, Humberto Brenes and Keith Lehr.

The 30th WSOP cash of his career and $487,287 payday also pushed Cunningham up to third in career WSOP earnings, trailing only the last two Main Event winners, Jamie Gold and Joe Hachem.

In typical understated fashion, Cunningham spoke humbly in an interview with PokerListings.com about the difference between number five and the rest of his bracelets:

"They're not that different - when you make a final table it feels exciting and you're hoping to win it. The big similarity is that I did win those times. But each time the number of bracelets gets bigger, which makes it a little bit more fun."

For the full interview, check it out here.

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