WSOP 2011 – Matt Perrins wins second UK bracelet in 2-7

WSOP 2011 – Matt Perrins wins second UK bracelet in 2-7

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

This time four days ago, Matt Perrins had never played Deuce to Seven No Limit. In the early hours of his morning, Matt Perrins won the $1,500 2-7 NL single draw event to take his first ever bracelet and the UK’s second of 2011.

Perrins won over $105,000 and the bracelet for beating Swedish legend Chris Bjorin heads-up after getting it in ahead with 8-6-5-3-x versus T-7-6-3-x in the final hand. Bjorin asked if Perrins would draw first and drew the nuts with a deuce. Bjorin was drawing dead and had to settle for $63,112 and second place at yet another final table.

Jason Mercier was the one to watch heading into the final; the PokerStars Pro was gunning for a second WSOP bracelet after taking the chip lead late on Day 2 before losing it back and arriving at the final seven as the shortstack. Unfortunately for Mercier he couldn’t get it going and finished in seventh place.

The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Matt Perrins $102,105
2.Chris Bjorin $63,112
3.Robin Rightmire $41,643
4.Bernard Lee $28,422
5.Thomas Fuller $19,906
6.Josh Brikis $14,296
7.Jason Mercier $10,524

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #9 $1.5k 2-7 single draw, Matt Perrins, Chris Bjorin, Jason Mercier