Roger Hairabedian wins 2nd WSOPE Bracelet, denies Seidel

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8-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Erik Seidel hasn't won a bracelet since 2007, when he took down the $5k World Championship of 2-7 NL Draw. However, he was hoping to end the drought as he got deeper and deeper into the 2013 WSOPE Event #5 No-Limit Hold'em tournament.

337 players paid the €2,200 buy-in to enter this event, and both Seidel and Roger Hairabedian battled their way to the end. Seidel had a very good chance to grab his ninth career bracelet since he held a 2-to-1 chip advantage. But over the course of 70 hands, a determined Hairabedian won all of the big pots to take a large lead himself.

On the final hand, Seidel shoved with pocket 8's, but was disappointed to see Hairabedian call with pocket kings. The flop of 6-5-9 gave Erik a gutshot draw; however, the J turn card and 2 river card sealed his fate and the victory for Hairabedian.

This is actually the second time that "Big Roger" has won a WSOP Europe event. At the 2012 WSOPE, he won a €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament along with €142,590. Thanks to his win at this year's WSOPE - plus the €148,820 top prize - he now has $4,432,754 in live poker tourney winnings.

As for Seidel, his €92,003 runner-up prize from this event elevates his career winnings to a very impressive $18,549,802. This ranks him third all-time, with only Sam Trickett and Antonio Esfandiari ranking ahead of him.

2013 WSOPE €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table
1st: Roger Hairabedian (France) - €148,820
2nd: Erik Seidel (USA) - €92,003
3rd: Kevin Song (USA) - €67,118
4th: Matan Krakow (Israel) - €49,784
5th: Erwann Pecheux (France) - €37,502
6th: Mike Watson (Canada) - €28,683
7th: Max Greenwood (Canada) - €22,258
8th: Ariel Silveira (France) - €17,521
9th: Arnaud Peyroles (France) - €13,989