$2.5k PLO/Hold'em – Velador Victorious
On a day where all eyes were on Phil Ivey, it was instead lesser-known Full Tilt pro Jose-Luis Velador who would add another WSOP bracelet.
After a rip-roaring final table it all came down to Velador versus seasoned pro David Chiu.
It was a short heads-up match and despite Chiu doubling once, Velador's victory was never in serious doubt.
The final hand played out during a round of Pot-Limit Hold'em.
Velador bet from the button and Chiu raised from the big blind for an extra 124,000. Velador called and they both saw a flop of 6♠ 3♠ 2♦.
Chiu fired 372,000 and Velador made the decision to put Chiu all-in. Chiu called and showed A♣ T♥ for ace-high but Velador could beat that with 7♦ 6♣ for top-pair.
Chiu was live, however and would receive a much needed double up if he could hit either of his cards.
The turn came 9♣ and the river was... the J♠.
Velador wins the pot and the tournament.
Chiu receives $160,902 for coming in second place while Velador takes home the bracelet and $260,552.
For those joining us late, Phil Ivey was one of the early eliminations coming in 12th place.
Thanks for tuning into our coverage and be sure to check our ongoing live updates of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max event.
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