06/06/11 04:57:07 AM PDT
There could be no bigger smile in the room right now than that of Harrison Wilder, who as we speak is posing for his winner's photo alongside his proud parents, Tony and Dee Dee. The Wilder family moved out here to Las Vegas from Portland, Orgeon only three weeks ago to escape to a warmer climate, but now Harrison's "making it rain" as the 2011 WSOP Event #6 champion!
It was a stellar performance from the 29-year-old professional poker player, who came to this final table third in chips and managed to hold it all together, despite the massive swings between all ten players. Californian accountant Timothy Chauser was the first to depart in 10th place when despite pairing his on the flop, Scott Clements' was best.
However, Clements was the next to go in ninth; after being crippled in an earlier hand, the man they call "Big Risky" got the last of his money in preflop with but failed to improve against William Davis' . Mitch Schock then followed in eighth place; the North Dakota family man moved all-in for the last of his chips with on a flop that read , but Thomas Jamieson outdrew him with .
Craig Laben was then sent to the rail in seventh - having grinded his short stack for most of the final table, he finally succumbed to John Myung when he moved all-in preflop with , only to run into Myung's . New Jersey native Sean Nguyen then went through a massive downswing after dinner before losing the last of his chips to Matthew Elsby. The 24-year-old moved all-in on the turn on a board that read with , but ran into Elsby's .
And even though taking out Nguyen put him into the chip lead, it didn't last long for Elsby, who eventually fell to Thomas Jamieson in fifth place when his failed to improve against Jamieson's despite hitting the nut flush draw on the flop. William Davis, who started the day as the overall chipleader, then departed in fourth place when Wilder's outdrew his .
And although Wilder was crippled shortly after that, he was able to compose himself rebuild before eventually taking out Myung in third place when his outdrew Myung's on the turn, taking a commanding chip lead into the heads-up battle against Jamieson.
And just after 12.30am local time, it was all over, with Wilder's holding up against the of Jamieson all the way down the board of . Congratulations Harrison for a wonderful victory - and if they happen to change the Main Event to Limit Hold'em we'll see you there!
That's all we have time for tonight here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to join us again from 12pm tomorrow afternoon (GMT -7) as PokerNews continues its coverage of the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker. Until then, stay classy, and thanks for stopping by!
06/06/11 04:30:06 AM PDT
Harrison Wilder took commend in heads-up play against Thomas Jamieson. Wilder raised from the button and Jamieson called. The flop came out . Jamieson checked, Wilder bet, Jamieson raised, and Wilder called. The turn ran out the . Jamieson checked again, Wilder bet, Jamieson raised, and Wilder called.
The river came the and this time Jamieson led out and Wilder called.
Jamieson flipped up and Wilder showed the winner, .
In the final hand of play Wilder opened with a raise, Jamieson re-reaised, and Wilder pushed Jamieson all in for his remaining chips pre flop.
The board ran out .
Wilder pumped his fist in celebration and shook hands with Jamieson. Jamieson then walked up to the tournament director and asked "Where can I get my money?"
06/06/11 04:12:43 AM PDT
|Harrison Wilder||2,087,500||1,437,500 |
|Thomas Jamieson||950,000||-205,000 |
06/06/11 04:06:33 AM PDT
We are now heads-up for the bracelet after Harrison Wilder first crippled and then crushed John Myung in third place!
Earlier, Wilder raised from the button and Thomas Jamieson folded his small blind before Myung called to go heads-up to a flop of . Myung then check-called Wilder after the flop, as well as on the turn of the and the river . Wilder tabled and Myung mucked, leaving himself with just 220,000.
A short time later, Jamieson raised from the button before the flop, but Myung reraised from the small blind. Wilder called from the big blind, as did Jamieson to make it a family pot into the flop of . Myung led out and both Wilder and Jamieson called, so it was off to the turn of the .
Myung bet all-in, Wilder raised it up and Jamieson quickly got out of the way, leaving Myung and Wilder to show down:
Needing an ace to stay alive, the river was the and Myung was sent to the rail. Ladies and germs, it's time to decide our champion!
06/06/11 03:56:03 AM PDT
There has been quite a lot of hands between these last three players; in fact, it's safe to say that this is probably one of the most aggressive Limit Hold'em events we've witnessed in recent years, but the counts are now beginning to even out as a result. Stay tuned folks, we're due to crown our winner soon!
|Thomas Jamieson||1,155,000||-295,000 |
|John Myung||1,150,000||685,000 |
|Harrison Wilder||650,000||-550,000 |
06/06/11 03:49:40 AM PDT
John Myung, the short stack at the table raised from the button and Thomas Jamieson called from the big blind.
The board ran out . Jamieson checked the flop, Myung bet, Jamieson raised, and Myung called.
The turn brought the . Both players checked to the river when the showed up. Jamieson bet and Myung called.
Jamieson showed to ship the pot.
06/06/11 03:48:09 AM PDT
06/06/11 03:44:26 AM PDT
Harrison Wilder raised on the button and John Myung called from the big blind. The flop ran out . Myung checked the flop, Wilder bet, and Myung called.
Both players checked after the fell on the turn. The players also checked down the river when the came up.
Myung flipped up and Wilder showed .
Wilder then picked up the next pot with Thomas Jamieson in the hand.
The board ran out . Wilder showed to scoop up the pot against Jamieson's .
06/06/11 03:29:16 AM PDT
John Myung picked up a big pot when he was heads up with Thomas Jamieson.
Jamieson raised from the small blind and Myung called from the big blind. The board ran out on the flop. Jamieson bet and Myung called. The fell on the turn and Jamieson led out, and Myung called.
The river brought the . This time Jamieson checked, Myung bet, and Jamieson called.
Jamieson flipped up and Myung showed .
Myung now has 1,175,000 in front of him.
06/06/11 03:21:46 AM PDT
|Thomas Jamieson||1,050,000||-100,000 |
|John Myung||1,020,000||45,000 |
|Harrison Wilder||990,000||445,000 |
06/06/11 03:19:13 AM PDT
Harrison Wilder chips up after winning a nice pot in a hand against John Myung.
Wilder raised on the button, Myung re raised from the big blind, and Wilder called. The flop ran out . Myung bet and Wilder called.
The came on the turn. Myung checked, Wilder bet, and Myung called. The river brought the . Myung checked again, Wilder led out, and Myung called.
Wilder flipped up and Myung folded.
06/06/11 03:08:44 AM PDT
Thomas Jamieson raised from the small blind and John Myung called from the big blind. The flop came up .
Jamieson bet, Myung called. The showed up on the turn. Jamieson bet again and Myung called. The river brought the . Jamieson checked dark on the river, Myung bet, and Jamieson called.
Myung flipped up and yelled out "Three pair!" which was beat by Jamieson's .
06/06/11 02:51:09 AM PDT
The cards are back in the air!
06/06/11 02:50:12 AM PDT
06/06/11 02:31:40 AM PDT
The remaining three players are on another 20-minute break. If you haven't guessed by now, that means it's time for more chip counts! Booyah!
|Thomas Jamieson||1,775,000||275,000 |
|John Myung||975,000||450,000 |
|Harrison Wilder||285,000||-365,000 |
06/06/11 02:24:18 AM PDT
Harrison Wilder has taken two big hits to his stack in two of the last few hands leading up to the break and as a result, he's down to almost 250,000 in chips.
Earlier, Wilder raised from the button and Thomas Jamieson folded his small blind before John Myung called from the big blind to go heads-up to the flop of . Myung check-raised Wilder after he opened post-flop, but Wilder called before Myung opened on the turn of the .
Both players then checked the river and Myung tabled for only a small pair, but that was enough to see Wilder kick his hand into the muck.
The button went around once more and Wilder came in with another raise prelfop; Myung was the lone caller again from the big blind and then he check-called Wilder's bet after the flop of . Myung led out on the turn of the , which Wilder called, then Myung fired out again on the river of the .
Wilder raised and Myung called, showing down for trip fives which was enough to take it down. Myung is now up to over 900,000 in chips after those two hands.
06/06/11 02:20:55 AM PDT
Thomas Jamieson is now beginning to dominate this final table, moving up to 1.5 million in chips after our first family pot of the night.
Harrison Wilder raised from the button and Jamieson reraised from the small blind before John Myung four-bet it from the big blind. Both Wilder and Myung called, so it was all hands on deck for the flop of . Jamieson bet, Myung raised and Wilder reraised, but Jamieson four-bet it, forcing Myung out of the way.
Wilder called and then Jamieson and Wilder checked the turn of the before Wilder called Jamieson's bet on the river of the , only to muck after Jamieson tabled for a flopped set!
Wilder is now down to 650,000, but Myung is still the short stack with 525,000 in chips.
06/06/11 02:12:02 AM PDT
William Davis has just found himself on the wrong end of a cold-deck to bust out of this tournament in fourth place, good for $64,625.
John Myung raised from early position and Harrison Wilder reraised from next door before Davis four-bet it with . Thomas Jamieson got out of the way, so it was three-handed to the flop of . Wilder checked, Davis bet and Myung called before Harrison check-raised. Both Davis and Myung called, so it was off to the turn of the .
This time, Wilder led out and Davis was the only caller, making it heads-up to the river of the , where Wilder called Davis' raise-all-in after he led out.
Davis showed , but had been outdrawn by Wilder's and as a result, we are now down to our final three!
06/06/11 02:02:17 AM PDT
Time for another round of chip counts for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
|Thomas Jamieson||1,100,000||560,000 |
|John Myung||675,000||355,000 |
|Harrison Wilder||620,000||60,000 |
|William Davis||575,000||70,000 |
06/06/11 01:58:03 AM PDT
We were right about that curse - no sooner than we had put up that last post, we just saw Matthew Elsby walk out the door in fifth place ($47,138).
The action folded to Elsby who raised before the flop; Elsby then called Thomas Jamieson's reraise to go heads-up to a flop of . Jamieson opened, Elsby raised, Jamieson reraised and Elsby called before raising all-in after Jamieson opened again on the turn of the .
Elsby showed for top pair and the nut flush draw, but Jamieson had him dominated with for two pair. The river did run red - but it was in the form of the - and Elsby, who had been looking rather rattled since the start of this post-dinner session, quickly picked up his back and rushed out of the Amazon Room.