On June 9th, 2009, the bracelet presentation at the final table is becoming a common place to find poker pro Brock Parker at the 2009 World Series of Poker. Known by his online name "Tsoprano", Parker has been formidable presence in online poker rooms for years and after his 2nd bracelet win, Parker improve his chance for the Player of the Year award.
This time around, he edges out a field of 1,068 players, defeating Joe Serock at the heads-up showdown in the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Six-Handed event. Parker takes home a total of $552,745 for the 1st place finish and also moves to 1st place of the POY standing with his win. This is just 3 days after defeating poker pro Daniel Negreanu in the $2,500 Limit Holdem Six-Handed event to win his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
After 6 consecutives days of playing poker, "Tsoprano" finds himself as the first multi-bracelet winner of the 2009 World Series of Poker. Although Parker has been known as a formidable player in online poker rooms for a long time, he had few good live poker tournament results until now. The event went to a three-way battle with Parker, Serock and Russel Crane.
Serock defeated Crane, making it a battle between Serock and Parker. Following an intense battle, Parker grabbed the lead in the later stages. Serock won a total of $341,783 while Crane finished in 3rd place with $220,633.
The World Series of Poker debuted six-handed Holdem events in 2005 and Parker, with a pair of bracelets wins in 6-handed play, seems to have mastered the game. Parker said that he usually like to play more hands because he gets motivated to do his best in the game.