Todd Brunson Wins First Bracelet
By staff
Todd Brunson had to live in the ominous shadow of his father for his entire life. On 24th of June, he finally made his own mark and won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #21 $2,500 Omaha 8 or Better. He outlasted a difficult field of 359 players who were competing for a prize pool of $825,700. He also beat out a final table with accomplished players that included a couple of bracelet winners.

Although Doyle Brunson was playing in the first day of the Seven-card Stud event, he would come over from time to time to watch Todd play at the final table. Todd Brunson, who won more than ten major tournaments and wrote a chapter on Seven-card Stud Hi/Lo in Super System 2, added more chips to his stack when he knocked out Ben Lang. Usually split pot tournaments are slow, but the action moved along with a good pace throughout the tournament.

Todd needed less than ninety minutes of heads up play to win his first bracelet. On the winning hand he was behind most of the way and caught a runner-runner straight to clinch the victory. Todd also made history when he became part of the first father-son duo to win bracelets. Doyle Brunson is tied for the most with 9 total. Allen Kessler came in second place and won $132,110. Todd won $255,945.

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