The World Series of Poker $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship returned 14 players to action on the final day of play. Joe McKeehen returned to Day 3 at the bottom of the leader board, played his way to the final table and won his second bracelet for $311,817.

McKeehen was short-stacked, ran his stack up early and took control of the table at three-handed. “I just won all the hands early,” he said. “It’s Limit Hold’em – you can get really short but if you win some hands, you’ll have all the chips. I had a great run.”

McKeehen discussed Jared Talarico, his heads-up opponent, after the win. “He played really good, he played aggressive,” said McKeehen. “He’s tough, I started making a lot of good hands in heads-up and a lot of my bets were getting through.”

“It’s a $10,000 tournament,” he added. “They’re all going to be really tough at the end. All the good players come out for them.”

Sorel Mizzi needs another final table to win a bracelet. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com)
Sorel Mizzi was looking to win his first bracelet in his 11th year of playing WSOP events. He’s accumulated 41 cashes and $1.3 million in earnings after his fifth final table.

Ben Yu won the Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Championship on Monday. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com)
Ben Yu was going for his second bracelet in three days but fell short in fourth place and JC Tran finished in fifth place after starting the day with the chip lead.

Defending champ Ian Johns, Shaun Deeb and Daniel Negreanu all returned for the final day but failed to make it to the final table. Jon Turner, Phil Hellmuth and Robert Mizrachi also picked up cashes in the event which drew 120 players and paid out 18. Hellmuth earned his 125th career WSOP cash and Negreanu his 100th.

Final Table Payouts

1. Joe McKeehen – $311,817
2. Jared Talarico – $192,717
3. Sorel Mizzi – $135,985
4. Ben Yu – $97,904
5. JC Tran – $71,949
6. Robert Campbell – $53,995
7. Ray Henson – $41,399
8. Terrence Chan – $32,443
9. Aaron Sacks – $26,000