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2005 WSOP Event #25: $2,500 Pot Limit Holdem

, 2005-07-02, by TwoGun

Submitted by: Ozone

Before Event #25, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Doyle Brunson, and Johnny Chan were all tied for the most career WSOP bracelets with nine apiece.

Now, there is one man standing alone on top of the poker world. That man is two-time WSOP Main Event Champion, Johnny Chan. Chan plowed through a field of 425 entrants to win the tournament. The $303,025 first place prize helped Chan pass Hellmuth to move up to 2nd on the all-time WSOP money list.

Fan favorite Phil "Unabomber" Laak finished in 2nd place. Laak's unorthodox (and sometimes abnoxious) style helped him gross $156,400. One other well known player, Costa Rican WPT Champion Humberto Brenes, finished in 9th place.

Making yet another money finish at this year's WSOP, Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi finished in 23rd. This young poker superstar seems to have a bright future in the game of poker.

Chan's feat of being the first to win 10 bracelets is even more remarkable when one considers that Johnny plays in fewer WSOP tournaments than his counterparts Hellmuth and Brunson. With the size of the fields in WSOP tournaments these days, it is hard to guess when (or even if) someone will join Mr. Chan in the fraternity of double-digit bracelet winners. For now, Johnny Chan stands a little taller than the rest of the poker world with 10 gold bracelets.

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