WSOP 2011 – Harrison Wilder wins $1,500 Limit Hold ‘em

WSOP 2011 – Harrison Wilder wins $1,500 Limit Hold ‘em

Monday, 6 June 2011

As Mike Johnson of the Two Plus Two Pokercast put it: it’s good to see more poker champions named Harrison. Harrison Wilder joins one Mr. Gimbel, though some may argue that Wilder’s WSOP bracelet is worth more than Gimbel’s PCA title.

Regardless, it is Harrison Wilder we’re writing about today as he is the new $1,500 Limit Hold ‘em champion. Wilder min-raised and bet one big blind at a time his way to the top spot of a 675-strong field and takes home $205,000 for his efforts.

In the final two hands heads-up against Thomas Jamieson, Wilder raised the button and bet-called the 4d-4s-7d flop. The eight of hearts on the turn saw Wilder again bet-call against a check-raise and the ace of spades on the river saw Jamieson lead. Wilder called with A-7 and took the pot. The hand after, Jamieson had enough chips to 4-bet all-in with Kd-Td before the flop which couldn’t outdraw Wilder’s A-2.

Yup, Limit Hold ‘em pretty much is as boring as it sounds. The final table payouts were as follows:

1.Harrison Wilder $205,065
2.Thomas Jamieson $126,654
3.John Myung $89,840
4.William Davis $64,625
5.Matthew Elsby $47,138
6.Sean Nguyen $34,864
7.Craig Laben $26,134
8.Mitch Schock $19,856
9.Scott Clements $15,281

Tags: WSOP 2011, Harrison Wilder, Thomas Jamieson, WSOP $1.5k Limit Hold'em