On Saturday afternoon two days ago, Matt Perrins sat down at 5pm and played his first ever hand of Deuce to Seven No Limit having watched roughly half an hour's worth of YouTube videos on the game. Two days later he has now been crowned a WSOP bracelet winner, beating a field of 275 to join his best friend Jake Cody as the second UK player to win a WSOP bracelet this year.
Perrins admitted after that he hadn't been initially sure of what he was doing in the early levels but gradually picked up the game and its similarities to Hold'em. He also said he knew that everyone else was much more experienced than him and he attempted to make it up by consistent aggression to build his stack. He also stated his intent to now play the $10,000 2-7 NL later on the series, something he said he would only have done if he cashed for $10,000 or more.
Buoyed on by another rail of around 20-30 of his friends, Perrins' chip lead never looked in doubt as he managed to whittle down veteran Chris Bjorin's stack to a small amount before finally finishing off the Swede to win the first prize of over $100,000
Congratulations to Matt Perrins, winner of Event #9 at his very first WSOP and look out tonight Las Vegas. The Brits will be out to celebrate this one!