Brian Kozak walked away the big winner at Caesars Palace after conquering the field of 24 players in the "Destination Las Vegas: WSOP 2010" championship freeroll. Brian makes South Dakota proud and ads to the stories of success coming from the Sportsmen's Rendezvous, a small-town bar that has had more than its share of big winners since joining the league a few years ago.
Kozak defeated 2-time national qualifier Nels Peterson (runner up) and fellow South Dakotan Troy Sattler (3rd place) in the end. Nels was near the chip lead all evening but had a run of bad luck on the final table. Glen Nichols represented Nebraska well, but finished in 4th place. Defending national champ Andrew Downing from Texas threatened to take down back-to-back championships, but came up short (5th place) in the end. Brian Kozak's supporters cheered wildly when the final hand revealed he was in fact the new National Champ!
During the tournament Jason Drake posted live updates: twitter.com/FPNPoker