Event 5 - Banducci Goes the Distance!
This event is over! Michael Banducci, a representative of the growing contingent of internet young-guns who are dominating the live arena, has gone the distance and secured his first bracelet.
Michael Banducci takes the hardware, the honor and $636,736, while his heads-up opponent Jeff Williams takes $406,330. Read on for the gory details of the final hand but make sure to check back soon for an interview with our winner and a wrap-up blog, PL.com style.
The Death Blow
Banducci was enjoying a sizeable chip lead going into the last hand of the match. Williams was on the button and opened to $130,000. Banducci re-popped to $400,000 and Williams moved all-in.
Banducci made the call and tabled A♦ J♣ which was in great shape against the A♣ 5♦ of Williams. The board ran K♣ J♥ 2♦ and Banducci took a stranglehold on the hand. The turn and river went T♦ 3♣ and Banducci earned the check mark and the win.
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