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World Series of Poker Main Event: William Tonking Eliminated In Fourth Place

Tonking Banks $2,849,763 For His Fourth Place Finish


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William Tonking came into the 2014 World Series of Poker main event final table in seventh place but chipped up early on to put himself in contention, at one point actually becoming the chip leader.

Unfortunately for the 27-year-old from New Jersey, he just couldn’t quite solve Jorryt Van Hoof and Martin Jacobson.

On his final hand, Van Hoof raised to 2.2 million and Tonking moved all in for his last 20 million with 2Club Suit2Heart Suit. Jacobson then moved all in over the top for 21.35 million with 10Heart Suit10Diamond Suit.

The flop and turn brought a huge sweat when it fell JClub Suit5Club Suit4Club Suit6Diamond Suit, but the river was the QSpade Suit, securing the pot for Jacobson and sending Tonking to the rail in fourth place.

Before his exit, Tonking played 54 of the 226 hands he was dealt, making him one of the more active players at the final table. He made a preflop raise 43 times and won six of his 11 showdowns.

Tonking picked up $2,849,763 for his run, which represent nearly all of his lifetime tournament earnings.

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