After last night’s exciting conclusion to Event #39, Vancouver’s Daniel Idema has become the second Canadian player at the 2013 World Series of Poker to lock down his second career bracelet and almost $185,000!
Day 3 would see 17 returning players exchanging chips well into the night, with often very even counts and chips leads that seemed to seesaw back and forth endlessly; there is lot to be said about not losing your cool in the Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better variation of poker, as clearly, “it ain’t over easy”.
This was also Idema’s second final table and 4th of the 2013 World Series of Poker, after having also finished a notable 7th of 2071 entrants in $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event #18. This time around, he bested a field of 558 entrants to claim the top prize and bragging rights.
Daniel won his first WSOP gold in a $10,000 Limit Hold’em in 2011, a result made even more impressive by the fact he was the runner up in the same event the year before. He has also previously won the British Poker Championships $2,500 Main Event, often considered on of Canada’s toughest and larger fields; that’s a pretty impressive poker resume to have titles in now three different disciplines of the game!
We talked to Idema about his poker career after bracelet #1, however his track record to date has now includes an impressive $1,700,000 in winnings, including 18 prior cashes (5 of them final tables) at the WSOP.
We are sure this isn’t the last fine finish Idema will make over the summer either, keep looking for his name in the final 20 events left to be played.
Idema was also joined at the epic, and official final table of 8, by two other Canadians; Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah finished a respectable 5th for $37,552 and Tony Gill came 6th for $27,834.
Way to go guys!