The fifth and final day of this event started with a final table of eight. Jonathan Duhamel was one of the two big names on the final table, but, unfortunately, he was eliminated already on the fourth hand. The 2010 Main Event champion was all in with kings and an open-ended straight draw against George Danzer's two pair, but failed to improve.
The next big name to hit the rail was David Benyamine. The French high roller exited in fourth place after playing four-handed against John Hennigan, Don Nguyen and Matthew Ashton for a little over three hours (Nguyen made a full house against Benyamine in a hand of stud).
Matthew Ashton dominated three-handed and had about half of the chips in play by the 192nd hand. Although he had lost a decent chunk of his monster stack at the end of Level 25, the Brit never let go of the lead. He eliminated Henningan in hand 257, flopping two pair in Pot Limit Omaha against the pocket queens of Henningan.
Ashton had 17.3 million to Don Nguyen's 2.5 million when heads-up began. Just like expected, the battle only lasted a few hands...
Hand #264 - Limit Hold'em
Ashton raised the button and Nguyen reraised from the big blind. Nguyen check-raised the 1073 flop. Ashton called and the dealer turned the 9. Nguyen bet and Ashton called. The river card was the Q and the two raised and reraised againt eachother until Nguyen was all in.
Nguyen's 106 wasn't good enough as Ashton had K10 - a pair of 10's with a better kicker. Nguyen slowly stood from the table and shook hands with Ashton, who received his first gold bracelet and an incredible $1,774,089 in prize money!
1st Matthew Ashton $1,774,089
2nd Don Nguyen $1,096,254
3rd John Hennigan $686,568
4th David Benyamine $497,122
5th George Danzer $388,523
6th Minh Ly $309,830
7th Mike Wattel $251,602
8th Jonathan Duhamel $207,630