$10k Heads-Up - Leo the Lion Roars to Bracelet!
It's been an epic struggle between Leo Wolpert and John Duthie and it almost seems unfair for either player to lose this marathon match, but in the end there had to be a winner, and that man was Leo Wolpert.
The third heads-up match of this titantic face-off went to 191 hands and the last hand was somewhat of a cooler.
Here's the details.
Wolpert Takes the Bracelet!
Wolpert has held the upper hand for much of this final heads-up game and he had Duthie well out-chipped by the time the last hand played out.
It opened with Wolpert limping in from the button, and Duthie checking his option.
The pair went heads-up to a T♠ 5♣ 3♠ board and when Duthie checked, Wolpert led out for 120k.
#img: john-duthie_31684.jpg:left: Duthie's brave assault on the bracelet ends in defeat. #
Duthie now check-raised all-in...and Wolpert called!
Duthie showed down T♦ 2♥ for top pair, only to have run straight into Wolpert's 5♥ 3♥ for bottom two. Duthie needed to hit a ten or a deuce to keep his hopes of a bracelet alive, but the turn and river blanked to crush those hopes and we had our champion!
Duthie collects $386,636 for what was a superb performance in an immensely strong field but ultimately the EPT supremo came up just short in his bracelet bid.
Meanwhile, Leo Wolpert has conquered all, proved his heads-up mettle and collects a whopping $625,682 as well as the bracelet and plaudits.
Join PokerListings shortly for our re-cap of how he took down the tournament as well as shots of our newly-crowned champ but for now congratulations to Leo for a fine victory
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