Sigurd Eskeland is a 36-year-old former teacher hailing from Oslo, Norway. He's previously cashed in two WSOP events, including the Main Event back in 2008 where he was the chip leader for Day 3.
It was a grueling day of eight different games that began at 3:00 p.m. with 20 players returning to action. Eskeland came into the day at the top of the bottom half of the field sitting in 12th position. When it was all said and done, 14 hours later, he was the only man left.
It may have taken a sick beat to deliver the final blow as Eskeland went runner-runner flush to knock off Steve Sung in second place, but Eskeland played his heart out throughout the day and the final table. He was given great respect by many of the others in the field and complimented numerous times. Eskeland was quick to return those sentiments and said to Sung after the final hand, "I hated playing with you. You are a great player, truly."
For the win, Eskeland takes home over $260,000 and captures his first WSOP gold bracelet! Congratulations to him and all the winners in this event. Until next time, this is the PokerNews team signing off. Get some rest because you know we will!
Steve Sung made the bring in but three-bet Sigurd Eskeland after Eskeland raised. Things were a little simpler on fourth street with Sung betting and Eskeland calling. Action would continue in the same fashion through to seventh street when Sung bet and Eskeland folded.
As the title suggests, this hand put Sung back in the chip lead by 200,000. He has 1,800,000 to Eskeland's 1,600,000.
After a brutal series of razz hands, Sigurd Eskeland has finally taken back the lead. He made the bring in and then called a completion from Steve Sung on third street. When Sung checked fourth street, Eskeland bet and Sung called.
Sung check-raised on fifth street with Eskeland calling. On sixth street it would be Eskeland who bet with Sung calling.
Eskeland made one last bet on the river, which got Sung to fold.
It appears that Eskeland has now taken the chip lead once more.
Sigurd Eskeland had to make the bring in, which he did. He then called a completion from Sung. Sung bet again on fourth street with Eskeland calling. On fifth street Eskeland bet and then called a raise from Sung. Sung got Eskeland to fold on sixth street when Eskeland checked and Sung bet.
Our players are now even, with Sung having picked up a million chips in under an hour.
Sigurd Eskeland raised from the button with Steve Sung agreeing to see a flop. The flop was . Sung check-called a bet from Eskeland and we got to see the on the turn, which both players checked. The river was the and Eskeland folded to a bet from Sung.