Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout

Justin Pechie Wins Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout ($167,060)

BenLudlow • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

After a dominating performance three-handed on, Justin Pechie has taken out Dale Eberle heads-up and won himself a World Series of Poker bracelet.

We started this event with 538 players, and then 60 table winners came back on Day 2 to play 10 six-handed tables. The winners of those tables came back today for our final table of 10. Those players were Ari Engel, Chris Kwon, Dom Denotaristefani, Adam Tyburski, Stephen Bass, Jordan Rich, Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov, Mathieu Jacqmin, and second place finisher Dale Eberle. Eberle came back from being down to 50,000 chips to reach heads-up play, but it was Pechie's game once it got down to business. In this following hand, Pechie got up to an eight to one heads-up chip lead and from there his win was secured.

Dale Eberle raised it up on the button, Pechie re-raised from the big blind, and Eberle called.

The flop came down {8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} Pechie bet, and Eberle called. The turn came {2-Hearts} and again Pechie bet and Eberle called. The river was the {k-Clubs} and again Pechie bet, this time Eberle raised, Pechie re-raised and Eberle made the call confidently throwing down {k-}{7-} for a rivered top pair. It was no good though as Pechie showed {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} for the set and the win.

Pechie waded through an extremely stacked field on all three days to get here, and after three table wins he is our champion. Once he won and soaked it all in, he was on the verge of tears as he finally got a hold of his first bracelet and we can't blame him. Congratulations Justin, you just won $167,060 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet!!