NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
The 411 On The 41st (WSOP): Chris Bell Bags A Bracelet
June 29, 2021
Less than two days after PokerRoad’s own Gavin “Birdguts” Smith earned his first bracelet at the 2010 World Series of Poker, Chris Bell, one of Gavin’s closest friends and associates, earned his first bracelet as well.

For Bell, the bracelet came as a result of Event #46, a $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low Split tournament which attracted 284 players.  Chris, a favorite of many on the tour, earned $327,040 for the victory to go with the bracelet, the largest piece of a total prize pool worth $1,334,800. 

The second largest portion of that pool went to runner-up Dan Shak, another well known tournament pro who recently took down the 2010 Aussie Millions Championship, $100,000 Challenge, for a top prize worth $1,107,553.  For this event, after nearly conquering a tough final table that held not only Bell but also David “Devilfish” Ulliott and poker Legend Erik Seidel, Shak earned a slightly less substantial $202,142, just missing his opportunity at what would have been his first WSOP bracelet as well.

Other top players to cash in Event #46 included PokerRoad’s Barry Greenstein (24th- $11,479), “Miami” John Cernuto (12th- $23,318) and Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler (18th- $14,455)- his seventh cash at this year’s Series.

The final table finish positions for the 2010 WSOP $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low Split, were as follows:

1st.  Chris Bell- $327,040

2nd.  Dan Shak- $202,142

3rd.  David Ulliott- $150,925

4th.  Joe Ritze- $113,444

5th.  Erik Seidel- $85,800

6th.  Leif Force- $65,311

7th.  Rob Hollink- $50,014

8th.  Perry Green- $38,549

9th.  Jeremy Harkin- $29,886

For more information on Event #46 of the 2010 World Series of Poker visit www.wsop.com.
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