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Players 153

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Event #10: $2,500 NLH
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William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine Scores WSOP Gold in Event #10: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout ($79,753)

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William Romaine
William Romaine

It took just under eleven hours for William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine to overcome a 153-player field and claim his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet in Online Event #10: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout. Romaine defeated Matthew "booyastink" Wantman heads-up and took home $79,753 for his efforts.

Romaine is a regular WSOP.com grinder and has already cashed in four events this series for just over $9,000. Today's victory marks a top-five biggest online score for Romaine, who will add to his $237,563 in previous tournament earnings.

Many notables joined the field throughout the day. Some who participated but could not find the run good magic included Eric "powwow" Ethans, Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen, and unfortunate bubble-boy Jared "jstrizza" Strauss. A few big names who made a deep run but could not find the final table included Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu (30th - $4,055), 2012 Main Event Champion Greg "DustedYou" Merson (25th - $4,055), and Katie "katelin" Lindsay (14th - $4,161).

WSOP Online Bracelet Event #10 Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1William "SlaweelRyam" RomaineUnited States$79,753
2Matthew "booyastink" WantmanUnited States$56,916
3Minh "Bow2Me" NguyenAustralia$40,659
4Stanley "stanman420" LeeUnited States$29,240
5Michael "BrockLesnar" HoltzUnited States$21,201
6Jason "Jaybangs" ObingerUnited States$15,367
7Jeremiah "freestylerr" WilliamsUnited States$11,205
8Tony "Panoramic" DunstUnited States$8,181

Final Table Action

It took just over nine hours to get to an eight-handed final table and with the average stack being over 25 big blinds it started off fairly slow. The first elimination came roughly 45 minutes after the final table was set. Tony "Panoramic" Dunst moved all in from the small blind with queen-six and was called by Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen with king-seven. Dunst couldn’t find any help and was eliminated in eighth place.

With the stacks becoming shorter, Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams found himself with less than one big blind after losing with pocket aces against ace-queen and was forced all in with seven-four against the ten-nine of Nguyen and sent to the rail in seventh place.

One hand later Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger picked up king-nine suited in the small blind and moved all in but was snap-called by the ace-king for Wantman and was sent to the exit in sixth place.

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz found himself in great shape preflop when he moved in with pocket eights against the red fours for Nguyen but when the board ran out four hearts it was the end of the road for Holtz who was eliminated in fifth place.

Shortly after a double-elimination happened when Stanley "stanman420" Lee was left with only two big blinds and picked up queen-ten to move all in. Romaine moved all in with queen-two, well covering the rest of the table, and Nguyen picked up a monster second in chips and called it off with ace-king. The board ran out with a two and both Lee and Nguyen were eliminated in fourth and third place.

Heads-up began with a staggering 20-1 chip lead for Romaine and would end after a couple hands. Romaine moved in with nine-seven and was called by Wantman with queen-six. The river brought a seven for Romaine and Wantman would have to settle for a runner-up finish. Romaine took down the event and locked up his second WSOP bracelet.

Romaine Scores WSOP Gold
Romaine Scores WSOP Gold

That's a wrap here at Event #10: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout. Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you full coverage of this series on WSOP.com!

Matthew "booyastink" Wantman Eliminated In 2nd Place ($56,916)

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William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine

Blinds: 25,000/50,000/5,000

After winning the double elimination hand, William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine had a massive 20-1 chip lead going into heads-up play.

Matthew "booyastink" Wantman found an early double but was still way behind in chips and found himself all in again and called by Romaine.

Matthew "booyastink" Wantman: {q-Spades}{6-Spades}
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine: {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Despite getting it in ahead, Wantman hit the rail in second place when the board ran out {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, giving Romaine a pair of sevens and the victory.

A full recap will be available shortly.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine us
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine
us 3,825,000 174,398
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman us
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman
us Busted

Stanley "stanman420" Lee Eliminated In 4th Place ($29,240); Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen Eliminated In 3rd Place ($40,659)

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William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine

Blinds: 25,000/50,000/5,000

Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen opened to 100,000 from under the gun and next to act William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine moved all in for over 2,000,000, well covering the whole table.

It folded to Stanley "stanman420" Lee in the big blind who called having only one big blind left behind and action was back on Nguyen who went deep in the tank. After using almost all of his time bank he made the call for his 1,100,000 stack and the hands were shown.

Stanley "stanman420" Lee: {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine: {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and the pair of twos scooped the massive pot and eliminated both Lee in fourth and Nguyen in third place.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine us
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine
us 3,650,602 3,159,367
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman us
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman
us 174,398 -765,854
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen au
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen
au Busted
Stanley "stanman420" Lee us
Stanley "stanman420" Lee
us Busted

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz Eliminated In 5th Place ($21,201)

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Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen

Blinds: 17,000/34,000/3,400

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz moved all in for 285,000 and was called by the big stack of Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen in the big blind.

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Holtz got it in well ahead but when the board ran out {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} it was the flush for Nguyen that scored the pot and eliminated Holtz in fifth place.

Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen au
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen
au 1,432,607 294,568
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz us
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us Busted

Break Time

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Players are now on a 5-minute break.

Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger Eliminated In 6th Place ($15,367)

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Matthew "booyastink" Wantman
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman

Blinds: 14,000/28,000/2,800

Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger moved all in for 543,587 from the small blind and called by Matthew "booyastink" Wantman in the big blind.

Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger: {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and the ace-king for Wantman held to eliminate Obinger in sixth place.

Matthew "booyastink" Wantman us
Matthew "booyastink" Wantman
us 1,163,502 1,060,881
Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger us
Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger
us Busted

Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams Eliminated In 7th Place ($11,205)

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Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen

Blinds: 12,000/24,000/2,400

Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams lost a massive pot with aces against ace-queen the hand before and was left with less than one big blind. Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen was in the big blind and the cards were tabled.

Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams: {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen: {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Williams was eliminated in seventh place.

Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen au
Minh "Bow2Me" Nguyen
au 1,214,651 96,010
Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams us
Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams
us Busted