Jordan Morgan topped a huge field of 1,914 players to nab his first WSOP gold bracelet and a $478,102 first-place prize in the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament!
"It's validation to win," Morgan said afterward. "I've been coming here for ten years. It's great to finally get the bracelet that I've always wanted."
The 30-year-old poker pro from Oklahoma City had to fight extremely hard to win his first bracelet, given that the tournament was forced into an unscheduled fourth day of play because of a marathon heads-up between him and Even McNiff.
In total, the heads-up lasted for more than six hours, which is the longest heads-up match so far at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
"I've played a lot of heads-up poker, so for me this was a game of adjustments," Morgan said. "He adjusted really well pretty quickly. Then it took me a while to adjust back....we were playing a game where the other guy kinda' knew what the other was doing, so we had respect for each other. A lot of minor changes back and forth can make a big difference."
This marked Morgan's 22nd cash at the World Series of Poker. He had two 7th-place finishes prior to this win, the latest was back in 2008. He also has won a WSOP Circuit gold ring in the championship event that took place in tunica in 2008.
Final table results:
1st: Jordan Morgan - $478,102
2nd: Evan McNiff - $295,727
3rd: Jason Johnson - $204,464
4th: Ray Foley - $147,463
5th: Bryan Dillon - $107,800
6th: Robert Chorlian - $79,842
7th: Joseph Iarussi - $59,920
8th: Ryan Spittles - $45,554
9th: Michael Anselm - $35,063