In the preceding event, a $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha competition, Josh Pollock (29) held off a strong 63-hand heads up challenge from Noah Schwartz to secure his first bracelet in event 22.
It was a bitter pill for Schwartz, who started the heads up with a serious 3 to 1 chip lead, only to see it go to his opponent as the brisk heads up progressed and Pollock landed a few useful double ups.
Pollock claimed the first prize of $279,431, leaving Schwartz with a second placing pay day of $172,931.
Earlier in the day the two were faced by a final table that included James Parks, Shawn Silber, Eric Shanks, KT Parks, Eddie Blumenthal, David Greene and Brandon Crawford.
All eyes are currently on event 26 – the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship, which has attracted an entry field of 4,407 players, building a prize pool of almost $4 million, from which the winner can expect to take home around $635,000.