Event 6 – Final Table – Thang Luu defeats Spencer Lawrence
After a relatively brief bout of heads-up play Las Vegas’ own Thang Luu has gotten the best of the Spencer Lawrence.
The two players were very active in heads-up and traded blows back and forth for the entirety of the match.
“I played every hand,” said Luu in the winner’s interview.
Luu managed to grab the early lead when he forced Lawrence out of a large pot. At one point Lawrence’s stack was diminished to just $500,000 but slowly built it up until the stacks were virtually equal.
It was around this time that Luu struck once again and forced Lawrence off a big hand by betting big. Shortly after that hand Luu hit the nut-flush to cripple Lawrence.
In the final hand Luu bet pre-flop and Lawrence called. The flop came K♠ 8♦ 7♦ and Lawrence checked. Luu fired a bet and Lawrence quickly re-raised. The two went back and forth until Lawrence was all-in and they flipped over their hands:
Luu: K♦ 4♦ 7♥ 3♠
Lawrence: 6♥ 5♦ 9♦ 5♣
Luu shouted for a diamond as the turn came 8♣ and the river fell K♣! It was no diamond but it was good enough for Luu to win his first WSOP bracelet.
Lawrence was obviously disappointed but the $156,343 for second will likely make him feel better.
Meanwhile Luu takes $243,356 for first place and becomes a newly minted WSOP bracelet winner.
Congratulations to everyone that played in Event 6!
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