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2014 WSOP Event #52 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Prior to the online poker boom of the early mid 2000's, poker players could find a limit hold'em game in every poker room in Las Vegas.  Then the online poker crowd discovered that real Hold'em was played as a no-limit game where the player could shove all of their chips in anytime.  After all, that's how they did it at the WSOP's Main Event or “The Big Game.”

Today, it's difficult to find any limit Hold'em game at any level of play.  A majority of poker players prefer No-Limit Hold'em, finding limit too slow and short on action, but that didn't stop the 122 entrants from handing over $10,000 for a seat in the WSOP Event #52 Limit Hold'em Championship.

A prize pool of $1,146,800 awaited the top 18 finishers.  The winner's share amounted to $303,909 plus a WSOP gold bracelet and bragging rights to World's best Limit Hold'em player.

When the long and hard fought heads-up battle for all the chips finally came to an end in the small hours of Sunday morning it was David Olson holding the winning hand, all the chips and title to the WSOP gold and a large pile of cash.  David Olson will be returning home to Dallas,Texas with $303,909.

Mikail Tulchinskiy was first runner-up and heads back to Russia with $187,811 in cash.  Limit specialist Bill Chen made the final table but fell short and left in 6th place.  

The following lists the nine final table players' order of finish and the prize money awarded to each.

  1. David Olson ---------- $303,909

  2. Mikail Tulchinskiy--- $187,811

  3. Greg Debora ---------- $136,056

  4. Samuel Golbuff------- $100,425

  5. Paul Mannoni----------$75,470

  6. Bill Chen ---------------$57,706

  7. Brian Tate---------------$44,874

  8. Jan Sjavik---------------$35,481

  9. Gabriel Nassif----------$28,509

Congratulations to David Olson for winning his first WSOP gold bracelet plus the winner's share of $303,909 in cash in the 2014 WSOP Event #52 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.

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