Event 13 - Ring the Bell!
And the $2,500 event is over!! Duncan 'Pumper' Bell is the winner ahead of Steve Merrifield. He takes home over $600,000 for his 1st place finish. In a fast and frenetic battle, with the lead swapping over multiple times, Bell eventually triumphed in a total cooler hand which you can read about below.
A Cold Finish
Merrifield raises to $155,000 and Bell calls. The flop is an uninspiring 6♣ 8♠ 2♠, and Bell bets $150,000. Merrifield raises to $500,000 and Bell moves all-in with Merrifield quickly calling.
Merrifield: T♦ T♣
Bell: A♣ A♠
No tens appear with the turn coming 4♣ and river J♥ meaning Vancouver native Duncan Bell become the $2,500 NLHE event winner!
Alarm Bells Ringing
Duncan Bell raises to $175,000 from the button, Merrifield makes the call and then donk-leads out for $270,000 on the 8♥ 5♥ 2♦ flop. Bell calls, and then another $475,000 on the 4♦ turn when Merrifield fires again.
The river is the 9♦ and Merrfield bets $1,000,000. Bell again calls quickly but folds when he discovers his opponent has hit the river with K♦ 9♥. This swings the chip lead over to Merrifield for the first time during the HU.
Back And Forth
Merrifield raises to $175,000 from the button and Bell makes the call and leads out on the 9♥ 4♦ 7♠ flop, Merrifield calls before raising all-in on the 4♣ turn. Bell calls with A♠ 9♦, with his opponent only able to show 5♣ 5♠. The river is the T♦ and Bell regains the chip lead.
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