Poker player Jason DeWitt has been trying for some time now to win a WSOP bracelet. The poker pro came very close in 2009 as he finished in second place and third place in two events. DeWitt finally earned the coveted WSOP bracelet this year as he competed in Event #17 of the 2010 WSOP.
Event #17 was a $5,000 no limit hold’em event and first place would go home with just over $800,000. DeWitt would have to work hard to earn the first place prize and below we will tell you how all the action went down.
The first player to be eliminated from the competition was Manny Minaya. The poker player pushed in the last of his chips and was called by Jeff Williams. Minaya held A-8 and Williams held A-10. The flop came A-2-K which gave both players a pair but the 10 would be the better kicker and give Williams the hand and Minaya would be out in ninth place.
Eighth place would go to Paul Foltyn when he became the short stack. Foltyn would go all in with his last 650,000 and he would be called by Jason DeWitt. Foltyn held pocket fives while DeWitt held pocket aces. The board fell K-4-7-4-6 and Foltyn would be out in eighth place.
Seventh place would go to James Carroll when he went all in with just over one million chips. Carroll held pocket kings and was called by Jeff Williams who held pocket aces. The aces would have the hand again and Carroll would be out in seventh place.
Sixth place would go to David Benefield when he went all in with pocket threes. Benefield was called by Sam Trickett and Peter Gilmore who held A-8 and Q-J respectively. The aces of Trickett would win the hand and Benefield would go out in sixth place.
Fifth place would go to Amit Makjija after he went up against Sam Trickett. Fourth would go to Peter Gilmore after he went up against Sam Trickett as well. Jeff Williams would go out in third when he went up against Jason DeWitt. This would leave Sam Trickett and Jason DeWitt in heads up play.
Heads up play would be slow going before DeWitt would gain the final chip lead. On the final hand DeWitt would go all in and Trickett would call. DeWitt held 10-8 while Trickett held A-7. The flop fell 8-6-5 which gave DeWitt a pair and the lead. Trickett was on a straight draw and the turn and river cards were a 6 and 5. DeWitt would earn the pot and this would give him his first WSOP bracelet.
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