James Bord wins $50,000 High Rollers Event in Morocco

James BordEnglish poker player James Bord has taken the poker world by storm in 2010. Not only did he make his first WSOP final table in Las Vegas, but he took down the WSOP Europe Main Event for £830,401, made an appearance playing on Full Tilt Poker’s television show Late Night Poker, and now he has won a $50,000 buy-in tournament – the High Rollers event at the Marrakech Poker Cup in Morocco and his wonderful success has many people wondering if an online poker site will step in and offer him a sponsorship deal.

Only 13 players entered the $50,000 buy-in event at the Marrakech Poker Cup to create a prize pool of $617,500 but Bord managed to keep his form and overcome a tough field which included professionals Robert Mizrachi and David Benyamine.

Results from the $50,000 High-Rollers event

1st was James Bord winning $247,000
2nd was Robert Mizrachi winning $185,250
3rd was Mesbah Guerfi winning $123,500
4th was David Benyamine winning $61,750

With James Bord participating in Late Night Poker (finishing 4th), many people are wondering if he will sign for Full Tilt Poker to become a Red Pro. One thing for sure is that Bord won’t need the 100% up to $600 poker bonus which players are awarded when they use Full Tilt Poker referral code PSR100 but we hope his great success at the tables continues!

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