Michael Gathy outlasted a field of 1,629 to collect his second WSOP bracelet and take home $278,613 at the same time. The Belgian pro was wearing the same shirt he wore when he won his first WSOP bracelet in 2012.
When Day 2 started there were 35 players but the fast-paced structure narrowed it down to the nine-handed final table within only five hours. Early on Day 2 some of the notables that were eliminated were Jamie Rosen, Ognjen Sekularac, Aaron Massey, Simon Charette, Sam Greenwood, and Jennifer Tilly — she four-bet shoved with but didn't improve against Victor Figueroa's .
FINAL TABLE RESULTS
|1||Michael Gathy||$ 278,613|
When it got down to heads-up, Gathy had an almost 4-to-1 chip lead over Reason and it all ended on the 166th hand of the final table. Reason opened to 80,000 and Gathy raised it to 180,000. Reason shoved all-in for 905,000. Gathy called after taking a minute to decide.
The flop hit Gathy — — and it was over when the fell on the turn. Gathy caught a full house when the completed the board and won his second WSOP bracelet.
Watch Kristy Arnett's video interview with Michael: