WSOP $1k - Gee Whiz, We Have A WInner!
This game has gone from 0 to 60 in a matter of minutes! In less than four minutes into level 30, we had our degree all in moment.
This Is It
Steven Gee raised to 300,000 on the button and Matt Vance put the pressure on him by moving all in for his remaining 1,575,000. It was a bad time for Vance to test the waters. Gee made the call.
Vance: J♥ Q♦
Gee: A♥ K♥
The flop was encouraging for Gee as it came 2♦ A♦ 5♣. Vance would need a lot of help on the turn and river if he was going to survive. The turn came the 7♠ which left him drawing dead. The 8♠ on the river didn't matter.
Matthew Vance is our 2nd place finisher and will take home $292,232 as a consolation prize.
And The Winner Is...
After almost two hours of straight heads up play, Stephen Gee takes home the bracelet. Gee started the final table in the middle of the pack. He sat back for most of the middle rounds and watched as players finished each other off one by one.
Once it got to four handed play, Gee really opened up and started taking down pots and accumulating chips. Going head to head with Matt Vance, Gee held the chip lead.
Heads up, Gee choose a style of play that was heavily influenced towards cash game play. Gee said that his heads up strategy against Vance was to play more post flop poker. "I didn't want to gamble with him," said Gee. This allowed Gee to keep Vance from doubling up easily.
In the end, Gee was able to take Vance down with a suited ace-king to book his first World Series of Poker win. Congratulations to Stephen Gee on taking home $472,479 and a WSOP bracelet!
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