After making the trek to three WSOP final tables, and coming away empty handed each time, has Brent Hanks finally solved his WSOP final table riddle?
After what had been a very pedestrian paced heads-up encounter it sparked into life in one magical moment of pre flop tension. Brent Hanks raised to 160,000, Jacob Bazeley three-bet to 420,000, Brent Hanks four-bet to 780,000, Jacob Bazeley five bet jammed all-in and Brent Hanks made the call.
Bazeley was ahead and he had Hanks covered. The dealer was preparing to reveal the board and the chants were raining down from the rail, "ace, ace, ace, ace, ace, ace!"
There was a huge cheer from the rail as the sight of the ace penetrated the eyeballs. The turn and river could not save Bazeley and he was down to less than one big blind.
In the very next hand the cards were turned over and Hanks was just five cards away from WSOP glory, after his were shown to dominate the of Bazeley. The board ran out and Hanks had won his first WSOP bracelet despite being down to as low as two big blinds early on during Day 2. Commiserations to Jacob Bazeley who takes away $322,294 for his runner-up finish.