Katja if you Can! Thater is Champ!
This heads-up match is over and Team PokerStars member Katja Thater is champion! Holding a decisive chip lead for the entirety of the heads-up match, she played a tight game, waiting for one hand to get all St. Jean's chips in the middle.
That hand came when Katja bet out showing the 9♦. Larry made the call with the T♣ and both players saw the next street. This time St. Jean took the lead, betting out after receiving the 5♠. Katja made the call holding the 3♦.
Katja bet out after getting the 5♣ on fifth street. St. Jean called with the 7♣. Katja led out again when she got the 3♥ on sixth street and was raised by St Jean who had been dealt the 8♣. She made the call after a bit of thought and both players saw the river. Katja bet out once again and St. Jean called for the rest of his chips.
Katja turned over her hole cards for a final board of (8♥ 2♠ 4♥)-9♦ 3♦ 5♣ 3♥, making 2-3-4-5-8. St. jean rolled his holdings and showed (2-4-5)-T♣ 5♠ 7♣ 8♣, making a worse (higher) eight low of 2-4-5-7-8.
With that hand Katja Thater has taken down her first bracelet and $132,653 while Larry St. Jean receives $73,311 for his runner-up finish.
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