The third and final day of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event #33 of the 2014 World Series of Poker saw 10 players return to the ESPN feature stage. Will Givens was leading the field as only player with more than one million in chips.
After less than seven levels and 154 hands of play, Dutch Boyd emerged victorious to win his third gold bracelet, adding to his victories in a $2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em in 2006 and a $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six Handed four years ago.
David Olmsted missed out on the official final table after losing a coin-flip to Paul Cogliano. Half an hour later, Chad Dixon followed in ninth place after being unable to improve in a battle of the short stacks against Christopher Sensoli in Hand #5.
The elimination of Gabriel Nassif in 8th place took place under spectacular circumstances after both the Frenchman and Vinny Pahuja hit a full house on a roller coaster board.
Pahuja himself would be the next to hit the rail in seventh place after moving all in with and Boyd looked him up with in hand #41.
Only two hands later, Sensoli called all in with only to see Cogliano connect with the board while holding .
It was a crazy few minutes as yet another two hands later, Pok Kim also ran out of chips to finish in 5th place when her open-ended straight draw didn't improve against the trips of Givens.
Start-of-the-day chip leader Givens bowed out 90 minutes later in hand #83 after previously losing a big pot to Cogliano. He got it in good against the very same opponent with versus but the appeared on the flop to send him off in fourth place.
No further elimination took place until the dinner break and the very first hand back at the table, Cogliano three-bet shoved with . Boyd made the call with and held up to enter heads-up play as chip-leader.
The heads-up battle itself was very one-sided and only lasted 16 hands. Steven Norden, who quadrupled his career earnings with the 2nd place finish, tried to bluff on the river with for king high. Boyd made the call with for top pair to let his rail erupt in cheer.
The PokerNews live reporting of Event #33 concludes, but please make sure to tune back into the live updates when further champions will be crowned in the next few days and weeks as we are half-way through the 2014 World Series of Poker.