The winner of the World Series of Poker No Limit Hold’Em Short Handed tournament was Russ “Dutch” Boyd. The University of Missouri law school graduate earned $475,000 and his first WSOP bracelet.
In the No Limit Hold’Em game, each player is given two cards and they have to place their bets before the three community cards are dealt. Then, they have to bet again before two other cards, the Turn and the River, are revealed. The player with the best hand wins.
At the final table in Las Vegas, Boyd was the chip leader with $1,460,000 followed by Joseph Hachem, who had $600,000. Boyd had an Ace and 5 and bet all-in. Hachem drew an Ace-Queen and stayed in the hand. The next four cards, an Ace, King, 9 and Jack, gave Hachem the advantage. However, the River revealed a 5, which gave Boyd the victory.