WSOP 2011 – Joe Ebanks beats Moorman1 to $10k NL 6-max

WSOP 2011 – Joe Ebanks beats Moorman1 to $10k NL 6-max

Friday, 1 July 2011

Unfortunately the UK bracelet total remains unchanged, though we have brought back an additional $716,282 after Chris “Moorman1” Moorman failed to overcome a 3-1 chip deficit heads-up, giving Joe Ebanks the $10,000 6-max NL Championship and the first million dollar prize of the 2011 WSOP.

The stacked final table saw Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier depart in third place $447,000 richer, leaving Moorman and Ebanks to fight it out for the bracelet. The Brit held a slight chip advantage but soon Ebanks took the lead and built up momentum before running headlong into Level 30 and stopping play for the night.

They resumed last night with Moorman holding 3.125m and Ebanks boasting a stack of 11.02m. Just two hands later, it was all over – Moorman raised all-in on the turn of a 3d-Qs-Td-Kh board holding J-7 for the open-ender while Ebanks called with a crushing Kd-4d leaving Moorman with just eight outs. The river made him a straight but it came with a diamond attached, giving Ebanks the flush and the bracelet.

The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Joe Ebanks - $1,158,481
2.Chris Moorman - $716,282
3.Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier - $447,074
4.Tristan Wade - $292,866
5.Taylor Paur - $198,140
6.Mike Sowers - $138,301

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Tags: WSOP 2011, Joe Ebanks, Chris Moorman, Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY