Matt Perrins dominated the final table on the last day of the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event, so it was no surprise that he ended up taking out the tournament and winning a WSOP Gold Bracelet and $489,451.
Kent Roed was the first player to be eliminated from the final table after he lost a pre flop showdown to Randal Flowers. Flowers went all in before the flop with Ace Queen off suit and was called by Roed, who was outkicked with Ace Jack off suit. Flowers’ Ace Queen held on the board anf Roed was knocked out of the event as a result.
Next to go was Joe Serock, who went out in eighth place after losing a showdown against Perrins. Serrins moved all in pre flop with Ace King of Spades and was snap called by Serock who was outkicked with Ace Nine of Diamonds. Perrins went further in front after he hit a pair of Kings on the flop. That was enough to win him the hand and, just like that, Serock was eliminated from the event.
Perrins then eliminated Flowers from the tournament in seventh place after Flowers went all in pre flop with Pocket Kings and was called by Perrins, who was slightly behind with Ace King of Clubs. Flowers’ Kings were good after the flop, but the turn changed things completely after the Ace of Spades was shown. The Four of Spades came on the river, which won Perrins’ the hand and sent Flowers packing.
Thomas Muehloecker was knocked out just a few hands later after being beaten by Antonio Buonammo in his last hand of the tournament. Muehloecker went all in pre flop with Pocket Twos and was called by Buonammo, who had a solid hand in King Queen of Clubs. Buonammo hit a Queen on the flop to eliminate Muehloecker from the event in sixth spot.
Just six hands later, Matt Berkey was eliminated after Perrins claimed his third scalp of the final table. Perrins, who had Ace Seven off suit, raised to 100,000 before the flop and was reraised to 350,000 by Berkey, who was ahead with Ace King off suit. Perrins then went all in before he was snap called by Berkey.
Despite being outkicked, Perrins managed to go in front in a big way after the flop, which showed two Sevens. Berkey was unable to recover from the bad flop, after the Eight of Diamonds on the turn effectively ended Berkey’s time in the event, as no card on the river could save him.
The eventual winner continued his fine streak when he knocked Buonammo out of the final table in fourth spot. Perrins raised to 120,000 before the flop with Ace King off suit and was reraised to 360,000 by Buonanno, who was outkicked with Ace Queen off suit. Perrins moved all in before being called by Buonanno and, soon enough, a showdown occurred. Perrins’ Ace King held up on the board, and Buonammo was eliminated from the event to put it down to three handed play.
Seth Berger had to settle for third place after he to fell victim to the stellar play of Perrins. Perrins went all in pre flop with King Queen off suit and was called by Berger, who was actually ahead before the board with Ace Queen off suit. The flop was kind to Perrins, however, as he hit a pair of Kings, which gave him top pair.
The Nine of Clubs on the turn and Three of Spades on the river kept Perrins ahead and won him the hand while knocking Berger out of the event.