What started with 3,175 players is now just one. Jason Somerville was our Day 2 chip leader and he waded through a crazy day of play to take down the bracelet in fine fashion. We started today with 27 players and within 40 minutes we had already set a final two tables. Within three hours we were down to an action final table that saw a multitude of chip leaders, double-up after double-up, and eventually just Somerville with the bracelet. He won a few key hands late to regain the chip lead and ride it to victory, including this giant all in flip against Yashar Darian when they were playing four handed.
Richard Fridvalszki raised to 140,000 under-the-gun, Yashar Darian re-raised it to 500,000 on the button and Jason Somerville re-raised all in for 2,500,000. Yashar called with and Somerville showed .
The flop came to give Somerville a full house. The turn was the and Darian was still drawing to an ace or a king. The river was the and Somerville doubled up to 5,100,000 and had over half the chips in play. Darian fell to only 1,500,000 after the hand
Somerville has previously finished fifth, fourth, third, and second in WSOP events, but finally completed the wheel with a win today (maybe it was because his good friend Daniel Negreanu was on the rail the whole time). Either way, he ran hot, he played hot, and he is our champion, Congrats Jason Somerville on your first WSOP bracelet!