Event 42 - Dan Lacourse - The Champion!
Wow, some people might have thought the old guys would play out the final table at a pedestrian pace, but its been full of fast, frenetic play, as we witnessed bustout after bustout all the way through.
This continued with the players three handed and after a short, fiery period we have our champion!
Here's how the play went down.
Dan Lacourse limped from the small blind on Marc Fluss' Big Blind.
The two players saw a flop of 6♦ 5♣ 3♣ and the fireworks kicked off!
Lacourse bet out $160,000 and Fluss now moved all-in over the top for an extra $665,000 chips. A short period of contemplation later, and Lacourse called!
Fluss tables T♠ 6♠ for top pair and Lacourse had taken a gamble with his Q♠ 4♦ open ended straight draw.
The turn blanked but a 2♠ appeared on the river.
There seemed some confusion for a while but Lacourse had made his straight and Fluss' tournament life was no more, as he was eliminated in 3rd spot, winning $156,424.
This left former fireman Dale Eberle heads up with a chip deficit against former Cop Dan Lecourse. With the former emergency services staff facing off against each other, we were always likely to see a fiery conflict and this proved the case as things were settled in quickfire fashion.
Eberle raised preflop, and Lacourse made the call.
They saw a flop of 9♥ 9♠ K♠ and Lacourse check called a bet.
The turn was the 2♦ and after Lacourse checked, Eberle bet out again and now Lacourse check raised all-in!
Eberle took little time to call!
Cards on their backs, Eberle had K-4 for top pair, whilst Lacourse showed he had 7-9 for a mighty and almost unassailable hand of trip sevens!
Only a King on the river would stop Lacourse now, and it never arrived which meant Dale Eberle was eliminated in 2nd place, winning $235,141.
And we have our champion Dan Lacourse who wins $368,832 and the shiny gold bracelet!
Join us later for the full interview and final pictures but for now we send out congratulations to Dan Lacourse for a great performance, a big payday and his first WSOP gold bracelet!
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