According to Wikipedia.org there were 2,376,206 Americans that shared the surname Smith during the 2000 census. You can bet your last dollar on the fact that only one of them won a gold bracelet in Event #9: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em at the 2014 World Series of Poker. That one Smith would be Jeffrey Smith who managed to outlast a field of 1,940 players. The prize pool grew to $1,746,000 and Jeff Smith battled it out to grab the first-place prize of $323,125 when he bested runner-up Danny Nguyen.
Smith isn't a stranger to the WSOP; last year he took 605th-place and earned $2,704 in the Millionaire Maker. The Hendon Mob shows Smith as having a 34th-place finish in a 2008 LA Poker classic side event for a prize of $25,800.
The Final Results
Although the chip lead changed from Danny Nguyen to Jeff Smith seemingly almost every hand when the third day of the tournament got down to heads-up action, Hand 293 took all of the guess work out of who would claim the bracelet.
Smith put in a raise to 160,000 and Nguyen shoved. Without hesitating Smith called and showed the to Nguyen's . The board played directly into Smith's hand when it came . One 9 on the board was good but two of them put the hammer on Nguyen's tournament dream of first place. Nguyen took home $199,829 for his runner-up finish.
Congratulations Jeff, on making gold synonymous with the name Smith!
The full tournament report can be viewed at PokerNews Live Reporting.