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Hairabedian tops Seidel at WSOPE

10/24/2013

Roger Hairabedian doesn't typically get a lot of love and exposure from the poker industry, but really, it's time to push him into the spotlight. The Frenchman captured his second career World Series of Poker bracelet in Event 5 of the 2013 WSOP Europe, defeating eight-time winner Erik Seidel heads-up for the title. Hairabedian won his first bracelet in 2012 and has become the first Frenchman to own two pieces of WSOP gold.

"They have to give me credit now," Hairabedian said to the WSOP after his win. "What else can I do? Win a WSOP event on the moon? ... I want eight bracelets, like Erik. I have a big arm for them."

Year after year, Hairabedian travels Europe and is one of the most consistent players around. He's made 17 final tables in 2013 and is third on France's all-time money list trailing only Bertrand Grospellier and David Benyamine.

Seidel's runner-up finish was his second six-figure score in less than two months.

Although he didn't make the final table, Phil Hellmuth's 29th-place finish was significant. The all-time leader in WSOP bracelets notched his 100th career WSOP cash. For the first time in four years, Hellmuth did not make a final table in a WSOP event.

Below are the complete results of Event 5 at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe:

Event 5: No-limit hold 'em
Buy-in: 2,200 euros
Entries: 337
Prize pool: 647,040 euros
Players in the money: 36

1. Roger Hairabedian (148,820 euros)
2. Erik Seidel (92,003)
3. Kevin Song (67,118)
4. Matan Krakow (49,784)
5. Erwann Pecheux (37,502)
6. Mike Watson (28,683)
7. Max Greenwood (22,258)
8. Ariel Silveira (17,521)
9. Arnaud Peyroles (13,989)
10. Pierre Morin (11,317)
11. Flavien Guenan (11,317)
12. Jason Mann (11,317)
13. Nazim Guillaud (9,285)
14. Giovanni Rosadoni (9,285)
15. Laurent Polito (9,285)
16. Jonathan Duhamel (7,719)
17. Sam Greenwood (7,719)
18. Angel Guillen (7,719)
19. Daniel Weinman (6,502)
20. Kahle Burns (6,502)
21. Stelyan Georgiev (6,502)
22. Jonathan Little (5,552)
23. Jeff Rossiter (5,552)
24. Fernand Michelet (5,552)
25. Lee Markholt (4,801)
26. Martin Jacobson (4,801)
27. Kilian Kramer (4,801)
28. Martin Lategui (4,206)
29. Phil Hellmuth (4,206)
30. Ilkin Amirov (4,206)
31. Brice Townsend (3,727)
32. Eric Chatelet (3,727)
33. Nicolas Le Floch (3,727)
34. Cyril Pusset (3,345)
35. James Dempsey (3,345)
36. Yann Pineau (3,345)