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2008 World Series of Poker

Event 1 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship

Day 3 Completed

Posted 06-02-2008 09:32 GMT-7
Event 1 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship
Day 3 Completed

Congratulations to Nenad Medic, Event #1 Champion!

Nenad Medic - Event #1 Champion
Nenad Medic - Event #1 Champion
Nenad Medic overcame a 352-player field that boasted some of the biggest names in poker to take down his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

"It was a tough field, the whole tournament, all the way to the final table...I always had a decent stack. The ace-king versus kings -- I didn't feel too good about that, but it worked out," he said to ESPN's Norman Chad in his post-victory interview.

"Do you feel guilty at all about beating Andy Bloch heads-up on his birthday?" queried Chad.

"Not at all," said Medic with a sly smile as he picked up a brick of cash and smiled for the throng of photographers.

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Nenad Medic Wins Event #1 ($10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em), Andy Bloch Eliminated in 2nd Place ($488,048)

Andy Bloch - Second Place
Andy Bloch - Second Place
Hand #176 -

Nenad Medic has the button. He calls, Bloch raises to 300,000, and Medic calls. The flop is {8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}. Bloch bets 500,000, Medic re-pots, and Bloch calls all in.

Bloch: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Medic: {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

It's the overpair against the monster draw as we go to the turn. It's the {J-Hearts} and Medic makes his flush, but Bloch has a higher flush draw, holding the {9-Hearts}.

But it is not to be for Bloch tonight. The river is the {5-Clubs}, and Nenad Medic wins Event #1, the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship, capturing his first bracelet and $794,112! Andy Bloch is our runner-up and earns $488,048 for his finish.

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Hand #172 - Andy Bloch Doubles Through Nenad Medic

Nenad Medic has the button. He raises to 300,000, Bloch reraises all in, and Medic calls.

Bloch: {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

Medic: {K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

The flop is {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Bloch takes the lead with a pair of queens. The turn is the {9-Diamonds}, the river is the {7-Diamonds}, and Bloch gets a much-needed double-up to 1,240,000.

The crowd immediately begins serenading him again with "Happy Birthday" as he rakes in the pot.
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