Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:39 PM Local Time
Paul Michaelis Wins Event #8 Pot-Limit Hold'em for $189,818!
Just before the 20-minute break, Paul Michaelis lost the chip lead for the first time since the start of the final table. It took him just three hands to get it back, and on the fourth hand, the tournament was over. Tom Marchese starts the action with a raise to 100,000, and Michaelis three-bets to 280,000. Marchese rechecks his cards, then announces all-in. Michaelis quickly calls, but doesn't like what he sees.
Marchese is in great shape to even this heads-up battle again, and things are looking smooth after the flop. However, the on the turn changes everything, and Michaelis's rail erupts in joy. Marchese is looking for a two outer of his own, but the river is the . The two players shake hands, and Marchese heads to the payout desk.
For his efforts, Michaelis takes home $189,818, as well as his first WSOP gold bracelet.