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2013 WSOP: Brief Final Table Recap of Event #55: The Poker Players Championship

Tags: 2013 wsop, David Benyamine, Don Nguyen, Jonathan Duhamel, Matthew Ashton, poker players championship.
Posted on 10 July 2013 by "T".

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 10Club7Diamond3Diamond flop. Ashton called and the dealer turned the 9Spade. Nguyen bet and Ashton called. The river card was the QDiamond and the two raised and reraised againt eachother until Nguyen was all in.

Nguyen's 10Spade6Club wasn't good enough as Ashton had KClub10Diamond - 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


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3 comments for "2013 WSOP: Brief Final Table Recap of Event #55: The Poker Players Championship"

 Macubaas10/07/2013 21:37:54 GMT
Now this was one interesting final table if you ask me, great action too Smile

I'm not an expert on limit games but i think Don shouldn't have gone all in with that hand but i guess since it was heads up top pair on the flop was pretty good for him.
 Greenmohave10/07/2013 22:23:15 GMT
Would have like to watch this one live or on the tube with delay. It's BS that this isn't televised or online so one can watch these players go at it. I didn't catch what the buyin was for this one, but with 1st and 2nd place both raking in over a million it sure would be nice. damn!
 doubletop77728/11/2013 18:13:16 GMT
This has got to be the hardest tournament to win. The list of players is like a who's who of poker. David Benyamine is some player and always seems to make the right decision when under pressure

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