Tournament of Champions - Huck Seed Wins All Star Event
The marathon 2010 Tournament of Champions has finally concluded and this year's champion is 1996 Main Event Winner Huck Seed.
Seed defeated Lederer in a heads up battle that was relatively short in relation to the frequent delays this tournament has experienced.
"Huck is a fantastic player," Lederer said in a post match interview. "I think he's really underrated as a player in terms of poker history."
Seed will take home $500k while Lederer accepts a 250k consolation prize.
Based on the way things have played out at today's TOC final table, it should come as no surprise that the biggest hand of the night involved a suckout on the river.
Howard Lederer couldn't get his pocket pair to hold up and Huck Seed's aggression paid off. It started with a standard 2.5x raise and call preflop and that's when the fireworks started.
The flop came 6♦ 5♣ 3♥ and Seed checked. Lederer fired out 60k and Seed moved all in. Lederer snapped off a call in short order and showed 10♠ 10♥. Seed tabled the 6♣ 9♣ and needed some help.
He got that help in the form of a 8♥ on the turn and a dramatic 7♦ on the river. After that pot Huck soared out to a 3:1 advantage and held more than 500k in chips.
We wouldn't have been surprised to see the chip lead change hands a few more times, but instead Seed cruised to the victory after taking the lead on his big river seven.
Lederer moved all in from the button with Q♣ 8♣ and Seed made the call with A♠ 2♠. Lederer couldn't find any love, Seed paired his ace and this year's TOC concluded just like that.
"I really liked Howard's game," Seed said afterwards. "There were a lot of great players in this event, I thought Howard and Johnny played really well."
That's all from the Amazon Room for tonight. You may as well check back in here in a few hours though, rumor has it Day 1 of some big poker tournament starts tomorrow.
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