Monday July 8,2013 : ELEZRA AND PERRINS CAPTURE WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELETS
Events 57 and 59 go into the history books
Event 57 at the World Series of Poker – a $5,000 NLHE competition – has been won by Manchester, UK player Matt Perrins (25), the third Brit player this series to claim WSOP gold.
It was Perrins' second WSOP winner's bracelet, and his $792,275 prize was his biggest career win yet.
784 players registered for the event, playing down to a final table that comprised Perrins and Arthur Pro, Seth Berger, Antonio Buonanno, Matt Berkey, Thomas Muehloecker, Randal Flowers, Joseph Serockand Kent Roed.
Perrins came into final table action with a strong chip count and managed to maintain dominance right through the six-hour confrontation, eliminating six of his rivals.
In the end, supported by a rail-full of beery Brit poker professionals, he faced Arthur Pro, a US player from Texas, with an almost 10 to 1 chip lead over the American.
Although Pro fought bravely on it was too great a disadvantage to master, and he soon exited with a runner up prize of $489,451 – his biggest career cash yet.