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I'm Bluffing Matt Damon! - Day 37 WSOP Recap
Four bracelet events played out, one bracelet was handed out, a host of film and sports stars gathered in the Rio and the "Ante Up For Africa" charity tournament also took place on day 37 of the World Series of Poker 2010.
Once again the casino was a a hub of activity as the WSOP played out with the $10k Main Event looming ever closer.
There was so much activity that the scheduled Tournament of Champions competition had to be postponed till tomorrow.
Here's how today's action went down.
Event 52 - $25k No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max
The final six players still in contention reconvened today to finish off what they started and when an incendiary final table had blazed its way to a conclusion, Daniel "djk123" Kelly was the man left holding the bracelet and the incredible $1,315,518 first prize money.
The 21 year old American defeated Shawn Buchanan heads-up to land the bracelet, and along the way he also saw off the challenge of Player of the Year contender, the double-braceleted Frank Kassela.
"I want to win more," a hungry Kelly said afterwards, who looks like he will now become the latest addition to the group of young players known as the "Brunson 10."
Event 54 - $1k No-Limit Hold'em
596 players were back in action for day 2 as the survivors of Day 1a and Day 1b met up to do battle.
A tough contest ensued and when they bagged and tagged the chips by the end of play, Sean Prendiville headed the chip counts with 47 players left.
They'll return to contend the bracelet tomorrow at 2.30 p.m..
Event 55 - $10k Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
The Pot-Limit Omaha Championship saw many stellar names left with hope of a last bracelet before the Main Event written all over their faces.
By the end, most of them had had that hope wiped clean off their visages - Devilfish, durrrr and Phil Hellmuth all crashing out.
However, Alex Kravchenko, Ludovic Lacay and Daniel Alaei are still some of the big names hunting the bracelet and the final nine players will return at 4.00 p.m. tomorrow to play to a finish.
Event 56 - $2.5k No-Limit Hold'e
The final event before the Main Event saw 1,941 hopefuls register for Day 1 in a bid to get out of it for the Series.
Only 507 made it through to Day 2 and by the time 10 levels had come and gone, this number had been reduced to 85.
They will return tomorrow at 3.00 p.m. and James Mackey is the man they will all be chasing.
Ante Up For Africa
Celebrities from all walks of life gathered together in the Rio today to show a little generosity, have a little fun and play a little poker.
Film stars like Matt Damon and Don Cheadle rubbed shoulders with the likes of retired NFL halfback Jerome Bettis and Australian cricketer Shane Warne - playing out a tournament filled with fun and laughter - and plenty of generous donations.
The final saw poker pro Phil Gordon facing off against Shannon Elizabeth, who straddles the poker and movie worlds, and she also straddled Gordon when he defeated her heads up.
Gordon was quick to donate his $130,641 winnings to the charity, commenting, "I wish the rest of my WSOP had gone the way this tournament went."