$5k NLHE - DeWitt Wins Bracelet!
Well, Sam Trickett may have started the heads-up in the ascendant, but ultimately, he was run down by Jason Dewitt, never quite able to overturn the chip deficit he started heads-up with.
Trickett had been ground down in a number of hands until finally, Dewitt pushed all-in from the small blind...and Trickett made the call for his stack.
Trickett turned up A♠ 7♦ which was ahead of Dewitt's lesser-but-live T♦ 8♥ hand.
"Beat that!" yelled railer James Akenhead, although Dewitt was about to do just that.
The flop of 8♦ 6♠ 5♣ gave both players a sweat, although Sam Trickett had just lost the equity edge he had held pre-flop.
The turned 6♣ came and went and even though the British contingent on the rail yelled for a nine on the river, it came the 5♥ to give DeWitt the win, the bracelet and a hefty $818,958 1st prize!
He leapt out of his seat and high-fived his triumphant rail.
Meanwhile a gloomy set of english supporters commiserated with a downcast Sam Trickett, who collected $505,725 for his second place finish. A worthy payday for such a great run.
"I card-racked you so hard heads-up," a gracious DeWitt said to console his opponent. "I had it every time, you ran really bad."
But that was that! We had a new bracelet-winner in one of the toughest NLHE fields ever assembled.
Congratulations to Jason DeWitt, who narrowly missed out on a bracelet at WSOP 2009, finishing 2nd and 3rd, but came back this year and showed his skills to the world.
Definitely a man to watch in the future.
And that's it from us. Thanks for following - we'll have a full round up of the day posted shortly but we hope you have enjoyed our coverage of what has been a thoroughly enjoyable tournament.
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