Nenad Medic Wins Bracelet!
The first event of this World Series of Poker is over and the Canadian Nenad Medic is champion! Besting a ridiculous field of his professional peers to become this year's world champion of Pot-Limit Hold'em! Medic takes the bracelet, the bragging rights and the $794,112. Bloch takes another second-place and $488,084.
Read on for all the gory details.
Medic Performs Bloch Bypass
Nenad Medic went into heads-up with a more than two to one chip lead and was able to extend his advantage even further. Bloch managed a few double-ups but couldn't get his hands on enough chips to make a real charge.
The final hand began with Medic limping his button and Bloch using his big blind to make it $300,000. Medic made the call and the flop came down 8♥ 5♠ 4♥. Bloch led out for $500,000 and Medic raised the pot, enough to put Bloch all-in.
Andy made the call and saw he would need to dodge a ridiculous number of outs with 9♥ 9♦ to Medic's 5♥ 7♥. The dealer paused for effect and the audience leaned in a few inches closer to catch a glimpse of the next cards off the deck.
It was the J♥! Nenad had nailed his flush. It wasn't over though as Bloch held the 9♥ and therefore still had outs to a better flush. Medic watched implacably as fifth street hit the felt, the 5♣.
Medic's seven-high flush is good for the final elimination and everything that goes with it.
Stay tuned for an interview with our winner as well as our famous wrap-up blog!
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