After a grueling three days of poker in Event #14 of the 2013 World Series of Poker, it was Jonathan Taylor who walked away as the champion. Taylor bested a field of 1,819 players to lock up a bracelet and $454,424.
Taylor started heads up play with a two-to-one advantage, and he never let off the gas pedal. He took pot after pot from Bohn, before Bohn was finally forced to call an all in shove with . Taylor was holding the and was able to spike a on the turn to secure the victory.
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Hand #141: Jonathan Taylor limped in on the button, Bohn checked, and the flop came . Bohn led out for a bet, and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #142: Bohn raised to 200,000 on the button, Taylor three-bet all in for effectively 1.5 million or so, and Bohn called.
The rail shouted for an assortment of cards as the dealer fanned . Taylor was still behind, but he picked up a gut-shot straight draw. The on the turn gave him the lead, and sent his rail into a frenzy. It was all over when the completed the board, and Taylor shook Bohn's hand before celebrating with his friend.
Congratulations to Bohn for the deep run. He will earn $281,049 for his second-place finish.
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Hand #128: Blake Bohn raised to 140,000 on the button, Jonathan Taylor called, and the dealer fanned . Both players checked The turn was the , both players checked, and the completed the board. They checked again. Taylor showed for a pair of eights, and won.
Hand #129: Taylor raised to 120,000 on the button, Bohn quickly called, and the flop was . Bohn checked, Taylor continued for 100,000, and Bohn instantly check-raised to 200,000. Taylor called. The turn was the , Bohn led out for 260,000, and Taylor called.
The completed the board, Bohn quickly checked, and Taylor unhappily knuckled behind. Taylor showed for a straight, and Bohn flashed for a flopped two pair.
Hand #130: Bohn raised to 140,000 on the button, Taylor called, and the dealer fanned . The two checked. The turn was the suicide king (), Bohn checked, Taylor bet 140,000, and Both check-raised to 505,000. Taylor went deep into the tank, then re-raising, moving all in. Bohn snap-mucked.
Hand #121: From the button Jonathan Taylor raised to 120,00. In the big blind Blake Bohn made a reraise that instantly send Taylor's cards flying to the muck.
Hand #122: Taylor got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #123: Taylor raised 120,000 from the button. Bohn called from the big blind. On the flop, Bohn checked to Taylor who bet 100,000, forcing a fold from Bohn.
Hand #124: Bohn raised to 140,000 from the button. Taylor called. On the flop, Taylor checked to Bohn who bet causing a fold from Taylor.
Hand #125: On the button Taylor raised to 120,000. Bohn called in the big blind. On the flop, Bohn checked to Taylor. Taylor bet out 100,000 and Bohn folded.
Hand #126: Bohn raised to 140,000 from the button. From the big blind Taylor made the call. The flop came and Taylor checked. Bohn bet 200,000. Taylor tanked for a bit, but eventually folded.
Hand #127: Taylor raised to 120,000 from the button and was quickly called by Bohn. Both players checked to the flop. On the turn, Bohn bet out 175,000. Taylor called. On the river, Bohn checked and Taylor checked. Bohn scooped the pot with the in his hand.