Chris Dombrowski Wins Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Congratulations to Chris Dombrowski, of USA, who battled through a field of 2,108 players over three days to earn his first gold bracelet and $346,332! Dombrowski was ranked third when the final day began and there were 13 players left. After a few hours of play, he was the chip leader and played heads-up against Mathew Moore.
The two battled for two and a half hours but Dombrowski never let go of the lead. In the final hand, Moore went all in with K6 and Dombrowski called with A7. The board ran out Q2A54 and Moore was eliminated in second place for $215,578.
1 Chris Dombrowski $346,332
2 Mathew Moore $215,578
3 Jesse McEuen $149,850
4 Dimitar Yosifov $107,922
5 Carter Myers $78,876
6 Chris Bolek $58,348
7 Matt Seer $43,730
8 Mike Pickett $33,191
9 Jonathan Thompson $25,448
Jarred Graham Wins Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
936 players entered this $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better tournament. 14 players had chips left when the fourth and final day began and three-time bracelet winner Perry Green was the chip leader. However, Green was eliminated already in 9th place by no one else than Berry Greenstein.
Mr. Greenstein (3 WSOP bracelets) had nearly half the chips in play when the next player had been sent packing (Joao Simao 8th place). However, when he, Jarred Graham and Marco Johnson were the last men standing - the chip stacks were almost even. Graham took the lead when he doubled through Johnson when both had full house. Then it didn't take long before he eliminated Barry Greenstein in 3rd place ($99,091) to bring a 4-1 chip lead to heads-up play.
Johhnson, who already had two runner-up finishes at the WSOP, didn't stand a chance against Graham although he worked his stack to over 1 million before the final hand. Johhnson received $158,379 for his third runner-up finish at the WSOP. Jarred Graham, from Australia, received his first bracelet and earned $255,942!