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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 08, 2010 to Thursday, June 10, 2010

Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $3,722,400
  • Entries: 792
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, June 11, 2010 3:38 AM Local Time

Huge congratulations are extended to Jason DeWitt who has emerged victorious in one of the toughest big-field events we've seen at the WSOP for quite some time. Just go back and take a look at our Day One coverage to gauge just how strong the field was for this event. Not only that, but they played an extremely aggressive, fearless brand of poker for the entire three day stretch.

It's a credit to young Jason DeWitt that he not only withstood everything that was thrown at him, but he thrived on it. He was the chip leader entering today's play and when it was all said and done, he was the last man standing.

DeWitt certainly had some cards, and as he said to Sam Trickett following their contest, "You ran really bad...I had it every time!" However he also had a few things go against him, with a couple of lost races against short stacks during the evening, and was able to maintain his composure and recover.

At times the final table was thrilling with excitement, but in the end it was the disciplined, composed approach of DeWitt that emerged triumphant with shiny new gold bracelet and $818,959 in prize money.

Time for us to get out of here. Thanks for your company and we look forward to you joining us again tomorrow as the 2010 World Series of Poker continues! Good night from the Rio!

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:29 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt moved all in from the button in his first real preflop attack on the stack of his opponent. Sam Trickett looked down at his hole cards and made a quick call!

DeWitt:   

Trickett:   

DeWitt got caught but had live cards for a shot at the title.

The flop fell     and DeWitt spiked a pair to take the lead as Trickett flopped a straight draw for the sweat. The turn   changed nothing and Trickett was left needing an ace, nine or four to stay alive. It wasn't to be as the   landed on the river and Jason DeWitt is our champion!

A bitterly disappointed Sam Trickett is consoled by his friends and family on the rail, but he'll wake up tomorrow morning with 505,725 reasons to smile.

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:20 AM Local Time

Sam Trickett limped from the button and Jason DeWitt checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was     and both players checked. The   was the turn card and DeWitt fired out 200,000. Tricket folded and DeWitt is inching close to the title!

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:15 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt limped the button before Sam Trickett popped it up to 460,000. DeWitt made the call and the flop brought    .

Trickett was first to act and he bet out 375,000. DeWitt made the call. The turn card was the   and Trickett took his time to check it over to DeWitt who, rather surprisingly, made a quick bet of 500,000. Trickett made the call.

The river was the   and Trickett checked it over to DeWitt who asked for a count of his opponent's stack before moving all in. Could this be it? Trickett was put to a decision for his tournament life, and understandably he thought long and hard.

The crowd that was still 30-40 people strong on the rail went into deep silence as Trickett stood from his chair and contemplated his decision.

He eventually made a reluctant fold, as the calls of "good fold, good fold" came from his entourage on the rail.

DeWitt - 9.7 million

Trickett - 2.18 million

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:02 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt raised the button to 340,000 and Sam Trickett made the call.

The flop was     and both players checked. The turn brought the   and Trickett led out for 375,000 and DeWitt made the call.

The river landed the   Trinkett made a deliberate check to DeWitt who again considered all of his options carefully before eventually reaching for chips with a bet of 600,000. Trickett lets it go and DeWitt extends his chip advantage.

DeWitt - 8.4 million

Trickett - 3.48 million

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Friday, June 11, 2010 2:54 AM Local Time

Following the break, Jason DeWitt raised it up to 355,000 from the button and Sam Trickett made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Trickett checked again to DeWitt who took the opportunity to fire 250,000. Trickett made the call.

The river was the   and Trickett checked again to DeWitt who checked behind. Both players showed an ace,    for Trickett and    for DeWitt, and they chop it up!

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:33 AM Local Time

Sam Trickett raised to 240,000 and Jason DeWitt made the call in the big blind. They both checked the     flop and the   hit the turn. DeWitt checked again and Trickett fired 375,000.

DeWitt thought for a few moments before reaching for chips with both hands and sliding out 875,000 to declare a raise. Trickett's turn in the tank but he found a call as we had a big pot on our hands.

The river was the   and DeWitt asked for a count of his opponent's stack before another long pause. He eventually checked and Trickett quickly checked behind showing   . It was the best hand as the rail roared in delight!

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:17 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt opened to 285,000 from the button before Sam Trickett popped it up to 835,000 from the big blind. DeWitt made the call and they saw a flop of    .

Trickett was first to act after the flop and he came out with a bet of 300,000 into the pot worth 1.7 million. DeWitt made the call.

The turn brought the   and Trickett checked it over to DeWitt who slid 900,000 into the middle. Again this hand was another long one as both players considered all their options on every move. Trickett eventually folded and DeWitt is now out to a healthy lead.

DeWitt - 8.4 million

Trickett - 3.48 million

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:08 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt tried the button-limp once again and Sam Trickett checked his option in the big blind.

They took a flop of     and Trickett checked to DeWitt who bet 120,000. Trickett made the call.

The turn was the   and Trickett led out for 350,000 before DeWitt raised it up to 1.1 million. Trickett made the call as complete hush fell over the final table area.

The fans were anxiously awaiting the   river card where Trickett checked to DeWitt who took his time before betting a cool two million. Trickett tanked, and understandably as this was already the biggest pot of the tournament.

Trickett eventually found a fold and DeWitt takes down a monster pot without showdown!

Every hand here is very tense and very drawn out at the moment with that one taking a good ten minutes!

DeWitt - 7.2 million

Trickett - 4.68 million

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:54 AM Local Time

For something different, Jason DeWitt limped in from the button and Sam Trickett checked his option in the big blind.

The flop landed     and Trickett again led at the pot with a bet of 200,000. DeWitt made the call.

Both players checked the   and the   landed on the river. Trickett checked to DeWitt who made a small bet of 150,000 but Trickett responded with a river check-raise to 750,000. DeWitt thought for a good five minutes, but eventually let it go.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 1:45 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt raised to 285,000 from the button and Sam Trickett made the call. On the flop of     Trickett led out with a bet of 325,000 which was enough to take it down as DeWitt tossed his cards into the muck.

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:37 AM Local Time

Sam Trickett opened to 280,000 before Jason DeWitt popped it to 870,000 to go. Trickett thought for a moment before declaring himself all in! DeWitt quickly let it go as the British invasion is finding voice!

It looks like Trickett might be close to grabbing the chip lead with that pot but we'll have the updated chip counts for you shortly.

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:34 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt opened to 240,000 and Sam Trickett made the call in the big blind. They took a flop of     and both players checked. The   fell on the turn and Trickett led out for 325,000. After his usual pause for deliberation, DeWitt made the call.

The river was the   and Trickett fired 1.1 million into the middle and DeWitt insta-folded. The Brits are chanting and that only means one thing...their boy is raking in another pot!

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:26 AM Local Time

Sam Trickett raised to 250,000 before Jason DeWitt put in the first three-bet of this heads-up duel as he added another 500,000 to the bet. Trickett quickly folded and DeWitt rakes in another pot.

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:22 AM Local Time

In the first heads-up hand to see a flop, Jason DeWitt raised to 240,000 from the button and Sam Trickett made the call.

The flop arrived     and Trickett checked to DeWitt who fired 275,000 to take it down.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 1:20 AM Local Time

The players are back and we're playing for the bracelet!

It looks like the Brits have been practicing their chants during the break. They've returned with a very choreographed rendition of "Walking In A Trickett Wonderland".

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:05 AM Local Time

Jason DeWitt opened to 235,000 before Jeff Williams moved all in for 940,000. DeWitt made a quick call.

DeWitt:   

Williams:   

The board fell       and Williams is eliminated after a tremendous tournament in third place for $328,762.

We're now heads up!

Friday, June 11, 2010 1:00 AM Local Time

Sam Trickett raised to 230,000 from the button and Jason DeWitt made the call in the small blind.

The flop landed     and DeWitt check-called for 300,000. The turn was the   and both checked, and again checked down the   river.

Trickett showed    as DeWitt flashed the   and mucked. Trickett is at around 5 million with DeWitt at 6 million.

Friday, June 11, 2010 12:54 AM Local Time

Sam Trickett raised to 230,000 from the button before Peter Gilmore announced he was all in from the big blind. After a quick count, the total was 1.18 million, and Trickett made the call.

Trickett:   

Gilmore:   

Gilmore was in a dominant position to double up but the flop was terrible for him as it fell     and Trickett picked up a double-gutshot straight draw to go with his pair outs. The   was also a bad one as now Trickett picked up the jack and queen as chop outs. Gilmore was desperate for a brick but the river was the   to give Trickett a straight and the pot.

Gilmore departs in fourth place for $241,472 as Trickett is back up over 5 million in chips.

Friday, June 11, 2010 12:42 AM Local Time

In a hand that lasted close to ten minutes, we didn't even get to see a flop. The dealers are earning a great $ per hand dealt in this level, that's for sure.

Sam Trickett raised to 230,000. Tank from DeWitt. Raise to 625,000. Tank from Trickett. Re-raise to 1.4 million. Extra long tank from DeWitt. All in from DeWitt and Trickett insta-mucks.

Have the bubbles gone to his head? Trickett has now lost his chip lead as DeWitt has all the momentum.

COPAG USA