Full Tilt Poker's Pro Huck Seed Wins WSOP Tournament Of Champions In Las Vegas.
Full Tilt Poker team pro Huck Seed won the Tournament of Champions at the 2010 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The 4-time WSOP bracelet winner scooped the first prize of $500,000, edging out Team Full Tilt's Howard Lederer for the top prize.
The Tournament of Champions made a return to the WSOP following a three-year absence. The public were invited to vote for their favorite WSOP bracelet winners, with the top 20 candidates receiving the most votes qualifying for the tourney. Previous Tournament of Champions winners and WSOP Main Event champs also qualified automatically, along with two sponsor exemptions.
The 27-person tournament began on June 27th, featuring short sessions which allowed the competitors to compete in the other 2010 WSOP* events. Full Tilt Poker was represented by 9 players including Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson and Allen Cunningham.
The event was played intermittently over eight days, needing a marathon 16-hour final session to play to a conclusion. The last day began with 17 poker players, which played down to an all-Full Tilt Poker final two in Seed and Howard Lederer. Lederer began heads-up play holding a chip lead of 468K to 342K. At one stage Lederer was just one card away from winning, when he led after the flop with all of Seed's chips in the pot. However, Seed came from behind on the river to hit a straight and double up into the lead.
Seed was never behind again and the final hand saw Lederer move all in with Q-8 which was called with A-2. The board ran 7-6-6-9-A to give Seed the first prize check of $500,000 and the prestigious title of "Champion of Champions".
Huckleberry (Huck) won his first WSOP bracelet back in 1994 in a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. 2 years later, he won the WSOP Main Event, his second gold bracelet and $1 million dollars first prize. In 2000, he won his third WSOP bracelet playing Razz, and he proved his skill at the game again in 2003 when he earned the fourth WSOP bracelet. In 2009, Seed became the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Champion, banking $500K cash. Huckleberry is known for being very quiet at the tables, since he believes it's always better to have your game do the talking for you.
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