Bill Edler had built himself a 3-1 chip lead over Alex Bolotin and in the final hand of the match made a healthy pre flop raise holding A♣ 10♠.
Bolotin pushed all in and although Edler admitted to PokerListings.com following the hand that he knew if Bolotin pushed in he was going to call, he thought about for a minute or two before making it.
In the lead, Bolotin felted the A♥ Q♠ and looked to double up, but that dream was quickly dashed when the flop came down 3♠ 10♥ 3♥.
A back door flush draw or a Queen remained his only hopes and it was down to one of the three remaining Queens when the turn came the 5♦. The 8♠ river gave Edler the well deserved victory.
Bolotin cashes $504,686 for second and Edler takes home $904,672 and the coveted WSOP Gold bracelet.
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