The World Series of Poker $1,500 Limit Holdem Event kicked off with 675 entries and a prize pool of $911,250, the top 63 players would win a piece of the pool and the winner would take home $205,065 - and the bracelet. Newly transplanted to Las Vegas, along with his parents supporting his poker career and making the move at the same time from the Pacific Northwest, Harrison Wilder came to town to beat the game. He did exactly that!
Wilder came to the final table third in chips and kept his game together during the massive movement of chips between the final 10 players. Timothy Chauser was the first to leave in 10th place when Scott Clements took him out of action. But Scott Clements was next to go when he put all of his money in preflop with VS William Davis' and left in 9th place.
Mitch Schock took 8th place when he tried to beat Thomas Jamieson's with and couldn't overcome a K on the flop. Craig Laben had 7th spot reserved for him after grinding his short stack for most of the final table; he was gone at the hands of John Myung.
Sean Nguyen came back from dinner break only to go through a massive downswing and give the last of his chips to Matthrew Elsby. Elsby was chip leader at that point but not for long; he fell to Thomas Jamieson and left with 5th place as consolation.
William Davis couldn't hold on to the chip lead he started the day with and it must have felt like being on the bad end of the cold deck. John Myung raised from early position and Harrison Wilder reraised before Davis four bet it. Thomas Jamieson folded and it went to three-handed to see the flop of where Wilder checked and Davis bet. Myung called before Harrison check raised. Both Davis and Myung called and the three saw the turn. Wilder led out and Davis was the only caller as the two saw the hit on the river. Wilder called Davis' all-in raise after he led out. Wilder turned over to Davis' . William Davis was gone in 4th place with $64,625.
John Myung was next to go in 3rd place for $89,840. He tangled before with Wilder tabling and Myung had just 220,000 left in chips. A short time later Myung reraised from the small blind when Jamieson raised from the button before the flop. Wilder called from the big blind and so did Jamieson, three way action found a flop of . Myung led out and both Wilder and Jamieson called. The turn produced the . Myung went all-in, Wilder raised and Jamieson pitched. Myung tabled and Wilder showed down . John Myung needed an ace but the river sent him to the rail with $89,840.
Harrison Wilder stayed in control in heads-up play against Thomas Jamieson. Then a hand came down with Wilder raising from the button and Jamieson calling. The flop rolled out and Jamieson checked. Wilder bet, Jamieson raised, and Wilder called. The turn showed the . Jamieson checked, Wilder bet, Jamieson raised, and Wilder called. The River brought the and this time Jamieson led out and Wilder called. Jamieson flipped over but Wilder showed the winning hand with the .
The final hand found Wilder opening with a raise and Jamieson reraising, with Wilder pushing Jamieson all-in for the rest of his chips pre-flop. Wilder held against Jamieson's . The board ended Jamieson's Gold Bracelet quest when it came . Thomas Jamieson walked away with $126,654 and 2nd place.
Harrison Wilder did the fist pump in celebration, earned $205,065 for 1st place money, a gold bracelet, and celebrated his winning photo with his parents included. Congratulations Harrison!
The final 10:
|1 ||Harrison Wilder ||$205,065 |
|2 ||Thomas Jamieson ||$126,654 |
|3 ||John Myung ||$89,840 |
|4 ||William Davis ||$64,625 |
|5||Matthew Elsby ||$47,138 |
|6 ||Sean Nguyen ||$34,864 |
|7 ||Craig Laben ||$26,134 |
|8 ||Mitch Schock ||$19,856 |
|9 ||Scott Clements ||$15,281 |
|10||Timothy Chauser ||$11,910 |
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