$3k NLHE Triple Chance – Eaton Beaten, Welch Wins!
It took until past midnight but we've found a winner in Event 51 $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Triple Chance.
It started innocently enough as Ryan Welch made a standard pre-flop bet and Jon Eaton called.
The flop came 9♣ 7♠ 6♣ and both players checked.
The turn fell T♦ and Eaton fired 225,000 into the pot. Welch called.
The board finished with the K♦ on the river and that's when the real fireworks began.
Eaton fired out a 525,000 bet but Welch responded by moving all-in for approximately 3 million more.
The bet had Eaton covered and the former poker journalist carefully pondered his options.
After agonizing for several minutes Eaton finally announced a call.
Welch jumped out of his short and threw Q♥ J♦ on the table for the stone-cold king-high nut straight.
Eaton was stunned as Welch's large group of fans and family watching went wild.
It's likely that Eaton doesn't feel that great about winning $344,830 for second place but we have a feeling by morning it will start to look a whole lot better.
Meanwhile, Welch picks up the WSOP bracelet and $559,371 in cold hard cash.
Welch had to outlast a tough field that included Tommy Vedes, Will "The Thrill" Failla and of course Jon Eaton so he's definitely earned his bracelet and a celebration with his friends.
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