Jeffrey Carris has just polished off Jason Somerville in a quick heads-up match to complete a dominating run through this field.
Play began with an even 1,000 runners three days ago, duking it out in a series of single-table contests. At the end of three rounds, Carris is the only man left standing, running through his three tables in fine fashion to complete the sweep. The play today was vicious and the battle was hard fought with no shortage of action on the felt. Carris was by no means the betting favorite at this final table today either, with Jason Somerville and Joe Cutler at the head of the class. Still, Carris would prove his mettle, essentially dominating the table from start to finish with very few slip-ups. Credit has to be given to his cheering section as well, a group of more than 25 fans who were amazingly vocal in support of their guy for the entire final table.
For his big win, Jeffrey Carris will take home $313,673 and the all-important shiny gold bracelet. Congratulations to Jeff Carris, Event #22 Champion!
On the button, Jeffrey Carris raised to 80,000, and Andrew Margolis moved all in from the small blind. When Jason Somerville folded, Carris instantly made the call to put Margolis at risk.
The crowd above the stage came to life with boisterous calls for an "Ace, ace, ace!" They quieted down a little as the flop was dry, coming to keep Carris in the lead. They turn was very wet indeed though, as the pleas from the rail were answered with the . Margolis was drawing dead to the on the river, and he has been cut down in 3rd place.
Margolis showed outstanding perseverance during this event, with both of his previous tables running deep into the night. He would hold the chip lead for a fleeting few moments at one point today, but he was unable to close it out against this stingy competition. Still, the nearly $125,000 he's about to collect should help ease the pain a bit.
Under the gun, Christopher Moore moved all in for about 350,000. Right next door, big stack Jeffrey Carris made the call, and the other two opponents got out of the way.
Moore shrugged his shoulders, seemingly content with the news that he had two live cards. The flop, however, was about as good as it gets for Carris. It came down to pair both players but put Carris well ahead with top pair and the flush draw.
He would hit that flush on the turn, but the that fell left Moore with four live outs to the winning full house. Unfortunately for him, the on the river was not a king or a jack, and that spells the end of Christopher Moore's day. He will take home more than $80,000 for his three-day effort.
From the cutoff seat, Jason Somerville raised it up to 75,000. Christopher Moore made the call on the button, and Jeffrey Carris folded his small blind. In the big, Andrew Margolis reraised all in for a total of 320,000. Somerville deliberated before kicking in his cards, but Moore made the call to put his opponent's tournament life in danger.
The board would run out safe for the all-in Margolis, coming . The former chip leader has notched a much needed double up and then some. He sits now with 730,000 to Moore's 330,000.