Event 47 - Final Table - It's Ovah Baby!
The heads up battle between Ron Long and Ryan Hughes didn't last too long but a lot happened. Hughes started the battle with approximately a 4-1 to chip lead over Long, but it wasn't long before Long had overtaken the lead.
Hughes suddenly found himself behind but that didn't slow him down. Both players knew that aggression rules in poker and they both followed that mantra. After a few hands Hughes retook the lead and found himself back to square one with a 4-1 chip lead when the final hand went down.
Hughes brought it in with the 3♠ and Long called with the K♠. Long caught a 7♦ and Hughes caught a K♥ on fourth and all hell broke loose. Long bet, hughes raised, Long reraised, Hughes came back over the top, and Long capped it! Long was all in on fifth street and Hughes called. The hands were flipped up.
Long: J♥ K♣ K♠ 7♦ 6♣
Hughes: 7♣ 7♥ 3♠ K♥ 4♥
Long was in the lead with his pair of kings against Hughes' sevens. Hughes made two pair on sixth when he caught 3♦ while Long didn't improve. It was all down to seventh street.
"Full house!" said Hughes as he turned up the 7♠. Long was drawing dead and he turned over his useless Q♦. Hughes had done it!
Last year Hughes won a bracelet in the $2,000 stud event and this year it was a $1,500 so it's not technically a back to back bracelet win, but Hughes got a little information from Nolan Dalla at the end that is probably worth more than the 'back to back' title.
Ryan Hughes is the only person ever, in the entire history of the World Series of Poker, to win two bracelets in Stud H/L! Hughes smiled when he was told that and just asked,"Really?"
Yes... Really! Strong work from Ryan Hughes, who says he never plays Stud H/L except for at the Series. Long took home $113,240 for his second place finish while Hughes takes home the lion's share of $182,997, a bracelet, a world record, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. More on the sandwich in the interview.
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