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Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Jason DeWitt Wins Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($818,959)

Jason DeWitt Wins Event #17

Huge congratulations are extended to Jason DeWitt who has emerged victorious in one of the toughest big-field events we've seen at the WSOP for quite some time. Just go back and take a look at our Day One coverage to gauge just how strong the field was for this event. Not only that, but they played an extremely aggressive, fearless brand of poker for the entire three day stretch.

It's a credit to young Jason DeWitt that he not only withstood everything that was thrown at him, but he thrived on it. He was the chip leader entering today's play and when it was all said and done, he was the last man standing.

DeWitt certainly had some cards, and as he said to Sam Trickett following their contest, "You ran really bad...I had it every time!" However he also had a few things go against him, with a couple of lost races against short stacks during the evening, and was able to maintain his composure and recover.

At times the final table was thrilling with excitement, but in the end it was the disciplined, composed approach of DeWitt that emerged triumphant with shiny new gold bracelet and $818,959 in prize money.

Time for us to get out of here. Thanks for your company and we look forward to you joining us again tomorrow as the 2010 World Series of Poker continues! Good night from the Rio!

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