Mike Ellis Earns 4th UK WSOP Victory in 2010

This was published 29-06-2010

Mike Ellis won the $1 500 2010 World Series of Poker buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship. Ellis is a 45-something financial trader from London, UK.

This win is Ellis’ first WSOP gold bracelet win in his career.  He has so far won more than half a million dollars in international poker career tournaments.  This win was great for him as this singular victory paid out more than half a million dollars in itself.  Christopher Gonzalez from California came in at second place, but played really well right up to the end.

Ellis came in strong at the end.  He doubled up his bet a couple of times and took the lead chip-wise when they went heads up.  It was about time too as the clock has already passed the five am mark at that point.  Gonzalez didn’t do too bad in the winning stakes, as he himself won more than three and a half thousand dollars.

Ellis is the 4th UK player to win a gold bracelet at this year’s World Series of Poker. Previous winners of the title are James Dempsey, Praz Bansi, and Richard Ashby.

The one and a half thousand buy-in tournament saw 2 394 entrants. The players who finished in the top 243, all went home with prize money. Of those who had previously won WSOP gold bracelets, and won cash here included – Carlos Mortensen (in 23rd place) and Howard Andrew (in 192nd place).

Howard Andrew has the record for the player who has taken part in the World Series of Poker in the most consecutive years. Andrew first taking part in the WSOP in 1974, and has been taking part ever since.

More on Michael Ellis – The WSOP champion

Ellis is 45-years-old and graduated from Oxford University.  He has bee playing poker since his college days and have been passionate about poker for several years now.  He used to work in the banking industry but has been a pro poker player since 2004.  This career decision coincided with the 2004 global poker boom.  Ellis has to date won more than a million dollars in career tournament games.

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