Event 41 - Gary Wins!
Frank Gary took control of the match in the Limit Hold'em half of the last level taking pot after pot off young Jonathan Tamayo until he had built a 2-1 chip lead.
The two traded jabs for a little while after that until Tamayo fought back a little calling a series of ill conceived river bluffs by Gary until the lead was cut down to just $300k with Gary holding $1.2 million to Tamayo's 900k.
That's when the match really took a turn. Tamayo bet into a Q♠ J♣ 10♥ flop and Gary called. The turn came the 10♠ and Tamayo led out again. Gary tanked before making the $100k call and when the 9♦ river brought another bet from Tamayo it was another deep tank session for Gary.
This time he emerged raising and when Tamayo called showing he'd flopped the nut straight with A-K he could only curse his luck as Gary's pocket nines made a boat on the river.
By this point Gary had $1.7 million to Tamayo's $400k and look like a lock to win his first bracelet.
Tamayo was down to the lint on the felt and not much else after rivering an ace against Gary, but finding out after a Gary call that the man had made two pair.
With just $175k left he was all in the very next hand with Q♥ 7♠. Gary made the call with A♠ 3♥ and after the board ran out A♣ 6♠ 4♣ 8♠ 2♠ Gary had won the bracelet and the $219,508 first place prize. The 22-year-old Tamayo gets $140,093 for second.
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