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Going into Day 30 of the 41st World Series of Poker, the latest bracelet winners are Dean Hamrick, who bubbled last year’s main event final table, and Ian Gordon, who started low but staged a remarkable comeback in his event.
Starting the day against 24 other survivors, Hamrick won event 42, the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em competition after a long 15 hour final day of poker that included a three hour rollercoaster of a heads up against Thomas O’Neal.
It was the culmination of a three day battle through a field that originally numbered 2 521, many of them well respected names in the game.
The young player from Michigan’s reward was his first bracelet and a substantial first prize of $604 222, boosting his career earnings above $1.5 million whilst his very worthy opponent’s second place was worth $375,627.
Ian Gordon was not especially high on the winner-radar when the final day of event 43 – the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship started with 23 survivors from an initial entry field of 241.
British player Richard Ashby was among the favourites, having a good stack and already claiming one bracelet this series, and by the time Eugene Katachalov was busted out in 3rd place for a $248 341 take-home it was Ashby who faced Gordon in the heads up.
The two contestants showed good sportsmanship in toasting each other with glasses of champagne before getting down to business, and the grand finale was surprisingly just one hand long.
Gordon emerged with the bracelet and $611 666 main prize, with Ashby having the consolation of a $378,027 runner-up’s check.
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