American Jeffrey Smith from Encinitas, California has just laid hands on the $323,125 top prize and his very first gold coveted WSOP bracelet after besting a field of 1,940 players over 3 days of play! Smith defeated his final opponent, Danny Nguyen, after an extremly tight heads-up battle that lasted for three hours.
In the final hand, Smith raised to 160k and Nguyen pushed all in. Smith called right away and turned over A[d]9[h], Nguyen showed Q[h]6[h]. The board ran out 9[c]3[h]5[s]9[s]10[d] and Smith won the final hand of the tournament with three of a kind nines. Danny Nguyen received $199,829 for his runner-up finish.