The World Series of Poker Event #49, $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, has come to an end after four long days of play. A total of 696 players decided to pay the $5,000 buy-in to compete in the tournament, creating a total prize pool of $3,271,200 that the players finishing in the money would split.
The tournament had a strong field, despite not having a lot of the biggest names participating. The players quickly started busting out on the first days and when we reached what was believed to be the final day, day three, the final table itself went quite quickly until we reached the heads-up duel between David Miscikowski and Norbert Szecsi.
The two players had a long heads-up battle on day three, which resulted in them having to take home their chips for the night and return to a day four. After a few levels of play on day four we did however finally reach the last hand of the tournament.
Szecsi is on the button and decides to push all-in for around 3.4 million chips, Miscikowski thinks a bit and finds a call.
Szecsi needs to hit a four to have a chance of winning, but as the dealer turns around the board which shows , there's no help for Szecsi who finishes in second place for $444,425. Miscikowski on the other hand won his very first WSOP gold bracelet, having finished in the money 11 times before. For his victory he took home a massive $719,707 and the confidence boost a victory gives.
Final table payouts:
- David Miscikowski - $719,707
- Norbert Szecsi - $444,425
- Manig Loeser - $288,912
- Margareta Morris - $212,202
- Oliver Price - $158,064
- Kevin MacPhee - $119,267
- Jean Gaspard - $91,037
- John Dolan - $70,265
- Blake Bohn - $54,792