Finally Ferguson; Jesus Reigns
After coming runner-up in this event two out of the first three years, Chris Ferguson has finally won the NBC Heads-Up Championship.
The action in the final hand began when Ferguson raised to $25,000 from the button and Bloch called. The flop rolled out 10♣ 3♠ 7♠; Bloch checked, and after a $35k continuation bet from Jesus, Bloch re-popped it to $105k total. Ferguson flat-called and the turn came the 7♥. Bloch bet out, this time making it $150k, and Jesus shipped.
Bloch tanked for an eternity, even flipping a coin to help make his decision, before making the call for his tournament life. Bloch needed a ten or a spade with 10♠ 4♠ against Ferguson's J♣ J♠, but the 7♣ river gave Ferguson the win. He banks $500k and gets the monkey off his back. Bloch will grab $250k for second.
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