$1.5k NLHE Shootout – Jeff "Wildcat" Carris Wins!
In a surprising turn of events we have our WSOP bracelet winner! It took less than one hour to get all three eliminations to declare a winner in this tournament.
The winner is none other than “Wildcat” Jeff Carris. Carris used serious poker skills and some amazing support from the rail to ship the $313,673 for first and a shiny new WSOP bracelet.
Here’s a look at the action leading up to Carris’ big win:
No Moore Chips (Fourth)
A short-stacked Chris Moore decided to shove for his last 350,000 chips UTG and chip leader Jeff Carris decided to make the call. Moore showed down K♣ J♦ and would have to find a way to beat Carris’ A♠ 9♠.
The board ran out a thrilling A♥ K♠ 7♠ giving both players a pair but Carris the better one. The turn came J♠ and the river finished with the 4♥ to eliminate Moore for good.
Moore will receive $82,322 for coming in fourth.
#img: word_31541.jpg:left: The crowd goes wild!#
Margolis Mangled (Third)
Andrew Margolis, who spent some of the day as one of the big-stacks, was eliminated when he made an all-in move with K♠ 8♠.
Jeff Carris, who seemed to be on a mission to bust every player at the table, called him down with A♣ Q♦.
The board came 8♣ 3♥ 2♦ A♠ T♥ to give Margolis his walking papers. The Chicago resident will receive $124,158 for coming in third.
Heads-up Chip Count:
At the time Jeff Carris and Jason Somerville reached heads-up play this is what the stacks looked like:
Jeff Carris: 3.4 million
Somerville: 1.1 million
#img: word_31538.jpg: right:Go Wildcat!#
Jeff Carris Triumphs Over Jason Somerville!
It didn’t take much heads-up player to determine a winner in this event. After just 20 minutes of play Jason Somerville open-shoved from the small blind and Jeff “Wildcat” Carris insta-called. The players revealed their hands:
Somerville: Q♠ 6♦
Carris: K♣ 5♦
By this time Carris’ cheering squad, who were all donning orange “Wildcat” shifts, could barely contain their excitement. Screams of “Your wrist looks empty without a bracelet!” rang out through the Amazon Room.
The flop came A♠ 8♣ 7♦ and nothing changed for either player. With every member in the crowd on the tip of their toes the turn came 3♠ putting Carris within one card of winning his first bracelet.
The river came… J♣! The crowd gave as loud a cheer as we’ve heard in our time covering the WSOP and Carris immediately high-fived every single one of them.
Somerville will receive $194,004 for coming in second while Carris gets the grand prize of $313,673 not to mention that pretty gold bracelet.
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