WSOP 2011 – Jason Somerville wins $1,000 No Limit Hold ‘em

WSOP 2011 – Jason Somerville wins $1,000 No Limit Hold ‘em

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Daniel Negreanu might not have won his fifth bracelet yet – though mysterious Tweets about invoking an ancient source of luck give him hope for the $10k Limit Hold ‘em tomorrow – but he lived vicariously through his friend and PokerVT colleague Jason Somerville who beat Yashar Darian heads-up to win the $1,000 No Limit Hold ‘em title and almost $500k.

The monstrous field of 3,175 gave us big stacks at the final table with Jason Somerville winning a 5,000,000 plus coinflip with 9-9 versus A-K to give him half the chips in play four-handed. This marks Somerville’s fifth WSOP final table and he made it count.

The final hand saw Somerville raise to 125,000 and Darian made it 350,000. Somerville then 4-bet to 950,000 and Darian moved all-in before the chips had reached the middle. Before Darian could even fully articulate his bet, Somerville called and tabled A-A. Darian’s K-4o was in terrible shape and despite flopping a king he couldn’t pick up his other outs and conceded both pot and tournament.

Notable deep run of the tournament goes to Lex “RaSzI” Veldhuis; the PokerStars Pro finished in 11th place and took home almost thirty thousand. The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Jason Somerville - $493,091
2.Yashar Darian - $305,009
3.Travis Atkins - $215,855
4.Richard Fridvalszki - $156,248
5.Alex Martin - $114,414
6.Gian Carlos Oliveri - $84,753
7.Diana Allen - $63,493
8.Shane Rose - $48,091
9.James Schaaf - $36,833

Tags: WSOP 2011, $1, 000 No Limit Hold'em, Jason Somerville, Lex Veldhuis, Yashar Darian