Packed House: WSOP Day 21 Recap

Matt Keikoan
Matt Keikoan joins the list of 2010 bracelet winners.

Day 21 of the WSOP may have been the most crowded yet, with seven events taking place and players overflowing out of every room and walkway.

Two bracelets were awarded with Matt Keikoan bagging his second bracelet and first since 2008 as he was crowned the $10k LHE Champion. Miguel Proulx was the other big winner besting his field in the $2.5k PLO tournament. Here's a rundown of the rest of today's action.

Event 29 $10,000 Limit Hold'em World Championship

Matt Keikoan outlasted Dan Idema in a marathon epic heads up battle that saw Keikoan nearly down but not out. Keikoan came back from having only one big blind remaining to win his second WSOP bracelet.

He takes home $425,969 after besting a field of 171 limit specialists.

Event 32 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em/Six Handed

There were 568 players who entered today's $5,000 NL Hold'em Six Max Event.  There were plenty of notable names scattered around the field. 

Of the big names who entered Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harmon, David Ulliot, and Eric Baldwin are among those who made it to Day 2. 

A hopeful group of 116 will return at 3:00 pm tomorrow.

Event 33 $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha

482 Players entered today's event.  Phil Ivey, Justin Smith, and Perry Friedman were some of the big names that entered at their chance for a bracelet.  The total prize pool for this event is $1,108,600 with first getting $260,517.

There will be 126 players returning for tomorrow's action in the Amazon Room.

Event 31 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E

There were a total of 282 players that entered the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event, and 247 players made it back to play Day 2.  Some of the players who made the grade included Allen Kessler, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, and Maria Ho.  The money bubble burst today with players making at least $2,872.

Now only 24 remain for tomorrow's showdown with first prize earning more than $257k.

Event 28 $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Of the 596 original players who entered this event only 12 survived to make it to Day 3. 

Miguel Proulx was the chip leader going into the day, and he would be able to retain his lead over the final table through the day.  He was able to beat out Loren Klein heads up, and took home $315,311 and a bracelet.

For more information on how the day played out at the series, click through to the PokerListings WSOP page.

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