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Friday, July 4th, 2008

Twice as Nice for Ry

Written by Tom Somach in Poker News

There’s no cryin’ for Ryan.

Ryan Hughes, that is, who came up huge in Event #47 at the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas to win his second career WSOP championship gold bracelet.

Event #47 was a $1,500 buy-in, seven-card stud hi-lo 8 or better tournament that had 544 entrants, 56 payouts and a total prize pool of about $750,000.

For the victory, Hughes, a poker pro from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, earns $183,368.

Runnerup was Ron Long of Ft.Wayne, Indiana, USA, winning $113,240.

Third was Thomas Hunt III of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, hunting down $68,686.

Fourth was Alessio Isaia of Cuneo, Italy, cunningly earning $50,122.

Fifth was Jonas Klausen of Denmark, marking $39,355.

Sixth was Tim D’Alessandro of the USA, pocketing $30,444.

Seventh was Joshua Feldman of the USA, taking home $23,019.

Eighth was poker book author David Sklansky of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, authoring $19,306.

Ninth was James Richburg of Long Beach, California, USA, now $15,593 richer.

Tenth was Margaret Macre of Castle Rock, Colorado, USA, making $15,593.

Poker’s biggest big mouth, Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth Jr., desperately trying to win his 12th career WSOP gold bracelet, finished in 33rd place and earned a paltry $2,895.

As for Hughes, 27, he now has two career WSOP gold bracelets–his first was won at last year’s WSOP.

That’s a still a long way to go to catch Phil.

(E-mail Tom Somach at [email protected].)

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