$1.5k No Limit Hold'em - Baldwinnar!
Eric Baldwin has won the latest $1,500 No Limit Hold'em at the 2009 World Series of Poker.
Baldwin defeated Dane Jonas Klausen heads-up to take down the title and $521,932 in prize money.
He also earns his first WSOP bracelet.
For second place, Klausen earns $322,371.
The heads-up match between the two young pros began with Baldwin holding a slight lead, but Klausen quickly retook the advantage before the following hand put the ball squarely back in Baldwin's court:
"Basebaldy" (that's Baldwin) raised on the button and Klausen made the call. The flop came Q♥ T♠ 4♠ and Klausen checked to Baldwin, who bet 255k.
Klausen raised to 805k and Baldwin moved all-in over the top, getting a snap-call from his opponent, who turned up Q♠ T♥ for top pair.
Baldwin, however, had pocket fours for bottom set and needed to fade queens and tens to double up.
The board finished out 2♣ 3♥ and Baldwin doubled up to more than 8 million, while Klausen saw his stack drop to 1.5 million.
With such a massive chip disparity it didn't take long for Klausen to ship the last of it and ship he did, holding A♥ Q♥ to Baldwin's pocket tens in a preflop all-in.
The flop came K♠ J♠ 6♦ and suddenly a set looked like the worst thing in the world for Baldwin.
The turn was the 6♥ and Klausen was drawing to aces or queens to stay alive, but the river card was the 5♠ and Klausen bricked out, shipping the match and the title to Baldwin.
Congratulations to both finalists!
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