$5k No Limit Hold'em - Lemke Wins the Bracelet!
Well, after hours of intense heads-up play, that had been largely dominated by the German Fabian Quoss, the result was highly unexpected!
Here's how the dramatic last few hands played out.
Quoss Flips Bad - Again
Quoss had Lemke all-in on a flip earlier, and the two clashed again pre-flop with all of Lemke's chips in the middle with K♥ T♣.
He was behind to Quoss' A♦ 3♠ but the American has run good in these spots and once again, that proved the case as a board of 8♣ 4♣ Q♣ 2♣ 3♣ rolled off, and in the blink of an eye, Lemke had the chip lead!
Lemke Wins The Bracelet!
Lemke had started to pressurise the German with his chip lead and they were to bang heads pretty soon afterward, as Lemke called Quoss' shove with A♦ 8♣, only to find himself behind to Quoss' A♥ Q♠.
An interesting board of J♠ T♥ 9♥ peeled off, both players picking up a straight draw.
But suddenly, the turn came the Q♠ and Lemke had a straight!
His supporters cheered noisily on the rail and when the river was a blank jack, he had won the bracelet!
He collects $692,658 for the win as well as the bracelet, whilst Quoss wins $427,912 for second place.
We'll be back shortly with winner shots and a re-cap of the final table with quotes from our newest bracelet winner, Brian Lemke, but for now congratulations to Brian for a result which looked so unlikely for a long time.
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