With 122 entries in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship, all fighting their way to the final table with their sights set on taking down first place, only one would end up claiming the $303,909 prize money and a gold bracelet! David Olson stood at the top after three days of a hard fought battle when he sent Mikail Tulchinskiy to the rail after a two hour heads-up war that shot the chip lead back and forth a number of times.
Final Table Results:
|1||David Olson||United States||$303,909|
|4||Samuel Golbuff||United States||$100,425|
|5||Paul Mannoni||United States||$75,470|
|6||Bill Chen||United States||$57,706|
|7||Brian Tate||United States||$44,874|
Ten players took to the tables on Day 3 and Robert Como hit the rail first to set the final table. The others were off and running with a clear shot ahead — straight to the number one spot! The problem? Each player was facing eight obstacles and each had to be sent to the rail before the celebration could begin. Finally, all the obstacles but one were cleared from the playing field as Mikail Tulchinskiy and David Olson faced each other.
A raising war started preflop and Mikail Tulchinskiy was all-in for his tournament life — approximately 230,000 chips. The cards were tabled to show Tulchinskiy holding the to Olson's .
The board came to give David Olson a gold bracelet, a massive prize pool of $303,909, and the championship bragging rights.