It took three gruelling and hard-slogged days of poker and a seven hour final table to crown Jordan Smith as the Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Champion!
Another giant field of 1,695 competitors contained some of the toughest players to grace the circuit including Kathy Liebert, Joe Sebok, Andy Black and David 'Chino' Rheem.
However once the final table was formed early this evening, it was one of the most evenly stacked final tables in history with Pat Atchison firmly on top.
Two women also made the final nine with chess champion Almira Skripchenko exiting in seventh and professional poker player Laurence Grondin bowing out in third place. In the end it would be Jordan Smith taking a slight advantage into heads-up play against Ken Lennaard.
The two battled it out in a see-sawing affair with the chip lead trading hands at several occasions. When Smith took the strong advantage with a rivered nut-straight to Lennaard's second nut-straight it seemed all but over. Lennaard battled back before being flushed out of the tournament in second place when his top-pair and flush draw was unable to improve.
For Smith's great showing of patience, skill and selected aggressiveness he will walk away with $586,212 in prizemoney, the title of champion and most importantly the coveted gold bracelet.
Congratulations to Jordan Smith for taking down Event 36, and make sure to stay dialled in to PokerNews as the remainder of the 2009 WSOP unravels right here!