$10k No Limit Lowball - Schulman Wins the Bracelet!
After a drawn-out period of heads-up play, Nick Schulman has eventually emerged victorious, although Player of the Year contender Ville Wahlbeck refused to give up without a fight.
Schulman had had Wahlbeck down to the felt several times, only for the pugnacious Finn to fight his way back into it.
Ultimately though, Schulman never lost his chip lead and won the crucial hand that saw him crowned champion.
Here it is - and it was a cracker.
E-Ville Draw for Wahlbeck
The hand saw Schulman open from the button to 75k, which exactly accorded with the pattern of play over the last 20 hands or so.
Wahlbeck however, chose this moment to spring into action, pumping it up to 250k. Schulman called...
Both players drew a card and once the action was back on Wahlbeck he moved all-in.
Schulman could have had a tough decision but seeing as he had drawn to the absolute nuts, there was no slowroll and he snap-called the shove!
Yes, Schulman flipped up an unbeatable 2-3-4-5-7 and the bracelet was his!
Later asked which card he had drawn to make the nuts he said this. "I can't say, it's too embarrassing!"
#img: ville-wahlbeck_31526.jpg:left: No 2nd bracelet for Wahlbeck but he heads the POY rankings. #
Well he won't be embarrassed of the result as he collects his first bracelet and $279,742 in winnings.
Nor should we forget Ville Wahlbeck, the Finn going top of the Player of the Year rankings with this result, as well as picking up $172,864.
Join us shortly for a re-cap of how the dramatic, star-studded final table played out.
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