Jesse McEuen Wins $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em ($212,093)
After three days where players seemed to be learning and evolving their strategy at the tournament it was Jesse McEuen who emerged victorious, topping a field of 714 players. It was his first ever final table and he seized the day as well as the bracelet.
Arthur Pro lasted just seven hands after the resumption of play today, getting it in good with versus Rhys Jones, who had shoved with . Pro hit his ace on the turn, but the river brought Jones a queen-high-straight to send Pro out in ninth and $16,145 to take home.
There followed a flurry of eliminations as - in the space of four hands - Jeremy Joseph went out in eighth ($20,704), Herbert Yarbrough in seventh ($20,704) and Ryan D'Angelo fell in sixth ($35,143).
The remaining five players would swap chips as they tried to out maneuver each other in the battle for the antes in the middle at the start of each hand. There were a number of double ups, making it anyone’s tournament.
Adam Levy was eventually the player eliminated in fifth place for $46,575. Levy got it all in with on the flop of against the of Rhys Jones. The turn and river flush for Jones felted Levy.
Again, it was Jones who dealt the fatal blow to the next player to be eliminated: Simeon Naydenov. Jones got it all in preflop with and Naydenov called it off with and was out in fourth for a $62,528 payday.
That put Jones in the lead, but a succession of bad river cards for him saw his active approach to the three-handed game fail to pay off, and he was the next player out when he three-bet-shoved his short-stack, holding and got looked up by Jesse McEuen with . A run out of meant Jones would have to settle for third place and $85,131.
Heads-up play between Jonas Lauck and Jesse McEuen started with pretty even stacks, but McEuen began to pull ahead by the time of the next break. When they returned, it was all over in one hand as they got it all in preflop.
Lauck had a good hand with but McEuen had the better one: . A run out of and a winner was decided. McEuen had his hands on $212,093 and a gold 2014 WSOP winner’s bracelet.