At the start of the day, 17 players had a dream of being the next WSOP bracelet winner. After more than 12 hours of play, that dream was realized by Corey Harrison. Not only did he claim his first WSOP, but he also walked away with a nice chunk of cash: $432,411 to be exact.
Even though the average stack coming back was around 30 big blinds, it took us less than an hour and a half to make it to the official final table. On the way there, we lost Travell Thomas (15th), Jacob Schinlder (13th), and Arshin Gamini (12th).
It only took us 18 hands to lose our first player, and it was Robert Brewer. He got it in with tens against the King-Queen of Mohsin Charania, and while he survived the flop, a queen on the turn sealed his fate.
From there, we played for nearly three more hours before Gareth Teatum in 8th place. It was once again Charania who played executioner, after he woke up with against the of Teatum, who earned just over $40,000 for his efforts.
From there, the two big notables at the final table busted. The first to go was former EPT champion Zimnan Ziyard, who busted when his could not crack the of Salvatore Dicarlo. Not long after, Charania suffered a brutal beat from Dicarlo , after his flopped two pair was cracked by river trips. Not long after, Charania fell in 6th place, when Cascado’s bested the after Cascado flopped a queen.
On one of the last hands before the dinner break, Gregory Josifovski busted in 5th place. Josifovski held against the of Corey Harrison. Josifovski flopped and turned a boat load of outs , but he was never able to catch up to Harrison. He took home just under $100,000 for his efforts.
There were four players left coming back from dinner, and Paul Spitzberg was the first of the four eliminated. Spitzberg check raised on a flop of , then called off the rest of his stack after Cascado shoved. Spitzberg’s was well behind the of Cascado, and he wasn’t able to catch up, busting in 4th.
Three handed play lasted 90 minutes, with Harrison and Dicarlo both doubling up at some point. Eventually, we lost Dicarlo in 3rd place. He open shoved with , and was behind the of Harrison. The board ran out , and Dicarlo bowed out short of heads up play.
Harrison and Cascado battled heads up for nearly two hours, with both players holding big chip leads at some point. Cascado got short, then doubled up, but busted on the next hand. He moved all in preflop holding , and Harrison called with . The flop was a beauty for Harrison, coming . Harrison had to fade two outs, and he was able to do that, as the board completed and .
Congratulations again to Corey Harrison for winning his first WSOP bracelet! Thanks as always for tuning in, and we will see you at the next final table!