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Jason DeWitt Finds The Elusive Gold WSOP Bracelet, Wins Event No. 17

Fourth WSOP Final Table is the Charm for the Hoosier


Jason DeWittJason DeWitt narrowly missed out on winning a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2009, finishing in second place in one event and third in another.

Some players try their entire lives and never come that close again.

DeWitt only had to wait until the next summer arrived.

He sat down at the final table of event No. 17 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em) Thursday with the fourth largest chip stack.

After outlasting some of the best young guns in poker in the likes of David Benefield, Jeff Williams, and Amit Makhija, DeWitt took part in a long and technical heads up battle against UK-native Sam Trickett. The action spread into the early hours of Friday before DeWitt took down the final pot, and with it his first WSOP title and the $818,959 first-place prize.

It was the Indiana-native’s fourth WSOP final table experience, and the win put his career tournament winnings over $2 million.

Trickett, who had been relatively quiet on the poker scene since making a WSOP final table in 2008, took $505,725 for his runner-up finish.

Here is a look at the final table results:

1. Jason DeWitt — $818,959
2. Sam Trickett — $505,725
3. Jeff Williams — $328,762
4. Peter Gilmore — $241,472
5. Amit Makhija — $179,866
6. David Benefield — $135,718
7. James Carroll — $103,594
8. Paul Foltyn — $79,957
9. Manny Minaya — $62,350

Here are a look at the eliminations as featured in Card Player’s live updates:

ManayaManny Manaya Busts in 9th ($62,350)

Short on chips, Manny Minaya pushed his last 191,000 to the middle of the table and Jeff Williams called from the button.

Minaya showed ASpade Suit8Spade Suit and looked to be in trouble against Williams’ ADiamond Suit10Club Suit. The flop came AClub Suit2Diamond SuitKHeart Suit, pairing both players, but Williams’ 10Club Suit still factored in as better kicker.

The turn came 10Heart Suit, giving Williams two pair and leaving Minaya drawing thin to a chopped pot. But the river was the JDiamond Suit and Minaya was the first elimination from the final table, taking home $62,350. Williams had around 2 million after the hand.

FoltynFoltyn Runs Into Aces, Out in 8th Place ($79,957)

Paul Foltyn was battling the short stack when he decided to move his last 650,000 al in. It couldn’t have felt good to see Jason DeWitt re-raise all in over the top of him. Everyone else folded and they showed their hands:

Foltyn: 5Club Suit5Heart Suit
DeWitt: ASpade SuitADiamond Suit

The board came KSpade Suit4Diamond Suit7Heart Suit4Club Suit6Spade Suit and Foltyn was gone in 8th place. DeWitt was back up to 1.9 million after the hand.

Kings Run Into Aces, Carroll Falls in 7th Place ($103,594)

In a huge pot, action was three-bet before James Carroll got his 1.225 million all in holding KDiamond SuitKSpade Suit, only to be called by Jeff Williams who held the dreaded AClub SuitASpade Suit.

The board came 6Diamond Suit9Spade Suit10Diamond Suit2Spade Suit3Spade Suit and Carroll was gone in 7th place, taking home $103,594. Williams had more than 4 million after the hand.

David BenefieldRaptor Gone in 6th Place ($135,718)

David Benefield moved his last 565,000 all in and got a call from Sam Trickett and Peter Gilmore.

Action was checked down by the two other players and they showed down.

Benefield: 3Heart Suit3Club Suit
Trickett: AHeart Suit8Club Suit
Gilmore: QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit

Trickett’s aces took the pot and Benefield was gone in 6th, making $135,718 for his efforts.

MakhijaMakhija finished in 5th Place ($179,866)

Following Benefield’s departure was Amit Makjija. Pushing is last 1,030,000 in from the button, Amit Makhija was called by Sam Trickett, who had him covered.

Trickett: ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit
Makhija: KHeart Suit6Heart Suit

The board ran out JHeart Suit9Spade Suit4Club SuitASpade Suit10Heart Suit and Makhija was gone in 5th, taking $179,866 in prize money. Trickett had more than 6 million after the hand.

GilmoreGilmore Rivered, Out in 4th ($241,472)

Peter Gilmore appeared to be in good shape when he got his last 1.18 million in holding ASpade SuitKHeart Suit against Sam Trickett’s ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit. Things looked OK through the turn too, running JDiamond Suit8Club SuitQClub Suit8Diamond Suit.

But the river was a nightmare for Gilmore, as the 9Spade Suit gave Trickett a straight, knocking Gilmore out in 4th place, for which he earned $241,472.

Trickett regained a lot of chips, holding around 5 million after the hand.

WilliamsWilliams Falls in 3rd Place ($328,762)

Jeff Williams was short on chips and forced to push all in for 940,000. He was called by Jason DeWitt and the two showed down.

DeWitt: 7Heart Suit7Club Suit
Williams: ASpade Suit5Heart Suit

The board of 4Club Suit2Club Suit10Club SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit didn’t improve Williams’ hand and he was gone in 3rd place. He won $328,762.

The elimination left Jason DeWitt and Sam Trickett heads up. DeWitt held 6.8 million to Trickett’s 4.9 million.

TrickettTrickett Finishes Runner-Up ($505,725)

After a slow heads up much that saw some hands take as long as ten minutes to complete, Jason DeWitt got the better of Sam Trickett to win event No. 17 and $818,959.

DeWitt moved all in from the button having Trickett easily covered. Trickett called and showed ASpade Suit7Diamond Suit. DeWitt held 10Spade Suit8Heart Suit and was a slight underdog.

The flop came 8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit5Club Suit, pairing up DeWitt to give him the lead. Trickett held an overcard and a straight draw.

The turn was the 6Club Suit and the river was the 5Heart Suit, and DeWitt won his first WSOP bracelet and $818,959 in prize money. Trickett earned $505,725 for his runner-up finish.



9 years ago

representing SBI!!! good job Jason...