Three players have earned two bracelets at the 2009 World Series of Poker: Brock Parker, Phil Ivey and Jeff Lisandro. Now a fourth poker pro has been added to the double bracelet list: Greg Mueller. Mueller waited a long time to earn his first bracelet and now he has earned two during the 2009 WSOP.
Mueller had cashed out thirteen times during his foray into WSOP play but had not won a single bracelet, until this year. Event number 33 of the WSOP was the event where Mueller won his first bracelet. He won the $10,000 world championship limit holdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em event.
Mueller earned his second WSOP bracelet in event #50 which was the $1,500 limit holdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em shootout. Mueller won two tables in the shootout format to advance to the final table. Event #50 began with 572 players and the players were divided among 64 tables on day 1.
After making it past day 1, each player was guaranteed at least $4,350 but of course everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes were on the top prize. When final table play began Mueller would compete against such players as David Williams and Marc Naalden. Each player would begin with 450,000 in chips so the playing field was even for all.
The first to be eliminated from the final table would be Jose Barbero and the pros would continue to be eliminated until only Naalden and Mueller were left. Mueller entered into heads up play with an almost 3-1 chip lead but Naalden would come back to take the lead.
The chip lead would go back and forth for some time until Mueller claimed the final lead. He built a 5-1 chip lead and on the final hand Mueller and Naalden were both all in but it would be MuellerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top pair and a better kicker that would take the hand and his second bracelet of this WSOP season.
1. Greg Mueller Ã¢â‚¬â€ $194,854
2. Marc Naalden Ã¢â‚¬â€ $120,614
3. Mille Phung Shiu Ã¢â‚¬â€ $77,138
4. David Williams Ã¢â‚¬â€ $51,145
5. Matthew Sterling Ã¢â‚¬â€ $35,058
6. Flaminio Malaguti Ã¢â‚¬â€ $24,824
7. Joep van den Bijgaart Ã¢â‚¬â€ $18,136
8. Jose BarberoÃ¢â‚¬â€ $13,655
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