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World Series of Poker: Matt Perrins Wins Event No. 9

Chris Bjorn Finishes Second at Tough Final Table

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Matt PerrinsEnglishman Matt Perrins hadn’t played any no-limit deuce-to-seven draw lowball before event no. 9 at the 2011 World Series of Poker. However, Perrins was able to quickly learn the game, outlasting a field of 275 and a brutal final table that included Jason Mercier, Josh Brikis, and eventual runner-up Chris Bjorin.

Bjorin began the heads-up battle with his work cut out for him, and Perrrins never left him recover, capturing the bracelet and $102,105. The win is his third major tournament title, bringing his lifetime earnings to more than $600,000. Perrins won the Italian Poker Tour Venice in 2009 for more than $200,000.

Here are the elimination hands as featured in Card Player’s live updates:

Jason MercierJason Mercier Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,524)

Jason Mercier open-shoved the short stack for around 70,000, Josh Brikis re-shoved behind and everyone folded.

Both players stood pat with a nine-high and Mercier’s 9-8 was just behind Brikis’ 9-7.

Brikis: 9 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 3
Mercier: 9 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 4

Jason Mercier entered the final table as the short stack and was the first to go, eliminated in 7th place ($10,524).

Josh BrikisJosh Brikis Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,296)

Matt Perrins opened the pot for 16,000, Josh Brikis reraised to 48,000 from the big blind, Perrins four-bet shoved and Brikis called all in.

Both players had a seven-high, but Brikis was ahead with a smooth 7-4 against Perrins’ 7-6.

Brikis: 7 – 4 – 3 – 2
Perrins: 7 – 6 – 5 – 3

Each player drew one card. Perrins drew a jack-high and Brikis bricked with a pair of threes. Josh Brikis was eliminated in 6th place ($14,296) this hand while Matt Perrins took the chip lead with about a half-million.

Thomas Fuller Eliminated in 5th Place ($19,906)

Thomas Fuller open-shoved the cutoff for about 90,000 and Matt Perrins called from the small blind.

Perrins had 8 – 5 – 4 – 2 and drew one card while Fuller stood pat with J – 9 – 7 – 5 – 3.

Perrins drew a jack, and out kicked Fuller with a final hand of J-8 to Fuller’s J-9.

Matt Perrins was eliminated in 5th place ($19,906).

Bernard LeeBernard Lee Eliminated in 4th Place ($28,422)

Matt Perrins opened the pot for 20,000, Bernard Lee shoved for about 110,000 and Perrins called.

Both players had eight-high, but Perrins was ahead with an 8 – 6 against Lee’s 8 – 7.

Perrins: 8 – 6 – 4 – 2
Lee: 8 – 7 – 6 – 2

Each player drew one card. Perrins drew a 7 for an 8 – 7 – 6 – 4 – 2 low. Lee would have had to draw a 3 to win or a 4 to chop, but bricked with a king. Bernard Lee was eliminated in 4th place ($28,522 while Matt Perrins took the chip lead with around 800,000.

Robin Rightmire Eliminated in 3rd Place ($41,643)

Robin Rightmire open-shoved the short stack from the small blind and Matt Perrins called from the big blind.

Rightmire was behind with nine-high against Perrins’ seven-high.

Perrins: 7 – 6 – 4 – 2
Rightmire: 9 – 7 – 6 – 3

Both players drew one card each. Perrins drew a 10 to a ten-high while Rightmare paired his three. Robin Rightmire was eliminated in 3rd place ($41,643).

Chris BjorinChris Bjorin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($63,112), Matt Perrins Wins Event No. 9

With a more than 10:1 chiplead over Chris Bjorin at this point, Matt Perrins open-shoved the button and Bjorin called from the big blind.

Perrins was ahead with an eight-high to Bjorn’s ten-high.

Perrins: 8 – 6 – 5 – 3
Bjorin: 10 – 7 – 6 – 3

Both players drew one card each. Bjorin drew a king for a king-low while Perrins drew a deuce for an eight-low. Chris Bjorin was eliminated in 2nd place ($63,112) while Matt Perrins went on to win his first gold bracelet in Event #9 ($102,105).


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