David Daneshgar has negotiated his way through a field of nearly 2,700 to land his first WSOP bracelet, winning Event No. 52, a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, after coming from behind against Scott Sitron.
Sitron played well tonight. He entered play one of the table's short stacks (8th in chips), but picked up pocket queens on the third hand of the night and after doubling up there picked his spots carefully, eventually assuming the chip lead.
When play got down to three-handed, Sitron, Daneshgar, and eventual third-place finisher Dan Heimiller traded the lead back and forth until Sitron finally took out a short-stacked Heimiller when his A-10 outlasted Heimiller's A-3.
When heads up play began, Sitron enjoyed close to a 2-to-1 chip advantage over Daneshgar. During the fifty hands of heads up, Daneshgar received several big hands -- aces twice, kings -- but Sitron kept folding to Daneshgar's preflop raises. After about 30 hands, the tide turned when Daneshgar took a big pot without a showdown, then in the 50th hand of heads up, Daneshgar's pocket tens carried the day.
"It feels great to win my first one," he said afterwards. "I'm hoping to win my next one in about two weeks... plus three months, to make it back-to-back bracelets."
Congratulations to Daneshgar, who takes home $625,443 and a gold bracelet. And thanks for following the coverage!
In the 50th hand of heads up play, Scott Sitron limped in from the button and David Daneshgar raised it up another 400,000 from the big blind. Sitron moved all in for 2.9 million in total, and in the blink of an eye, Daneshgar had made the call.
The board ran out and Daneshgar makes two pair, tens and sixes, to take down the pot and become the latest WSOP bracelet winner!
Congratulations to Scott Sitron who played a superb tournament to finish in 2nd place for a handsome $385,974 in prize money!