Allen Cunningham today won his 5th WSOP bracelet. Allen, one of the quietest players in the game, won his bracelet in Event 13 – $5,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em event. He beat Jeffrey Lisandro in heads up play to win the event.
Cunningham defeated high-stakes cash game pro Jeff Lisandro in a two hour heads-up match that featured countless small pots, then two huge ones consecutively. Cunningham won the tournament went his K9o went allin against Lisandro’s QQ preflop. Cunningham spiked a king on the river to take his 5th bracelet and a prize of $487,287.
Allen truly is a class act. He finished 4th in the 2006 WSOP main event last year and has netted over $8.5 million in tournament winnings throughout his career. He is considered by many to currently be the best tournament player in the world.
In other news today, Phil Hellmuth has a chance to make World Series of Poker history today. If he wins the $1,500 no-limit event that began Saturday, he will have won more WSOP bracelets than anyone in the world.
He’s currently in a three-way tie with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan with 10 bracelets. All of Hellmuth’s bracelets come in Texas hold’em events.
Doyle Brunson is also closing in on an 11th bracelet. He is currently second in chips in the $5000 World Championship Limit Hold’em event. He has a long way still to go with 120 players still left. Tony G is in 8th place.