Owais Ahmed came in today fourth in chips and our field was whittled down very quickly in the early levels as we lost several players early on including notables Barry Greenstein, Thomas Keller and Richard Ashby. During this period of time Michael Mizrachi dominated the proceedings, at one point having over a million chips (almost a third of what was in play) while there was still ten players remaining.
Ahmed stayed in contention around this point despite being one the shorter stacks and was barely more than a couple of bets from being eliminated as we approached the final table. Antony Lellouche was our official final table bubble as it appeared no-one could stop the 'Grinder' from steamrolling this final table.
The key turning point for Ahmed was after he eliminated Scott Bohlman in fourth place, placing him almost equal in chips with Abe Mosseri, though still some way behind Mizrachi. Mosseri lost several crucial pots and went out in third and Ahmed started heads up with a 2:1 deficit but managed, in an incredibly swingy heads up encounter, to gradually grind out the 'Grinder', finally finishing his foe with around 30 minutes left of the final level of the night.
Ahmed wins his first bracelet of his career as well as over a quarter of million dollars for his efforts, congratulations to him from everyone here at PokerNews and stay tuned for more WSOP action tomorrow from 12pm!