sabato 16 giugno 2018

Liverpool's Dobson wins WSOP event on unscheduled fourth day

Ben Dobson made the long trek from England to Las Vegas to spend another summer grinding tournaments at the World Series of Poker.

The 29-year-old poker pro from Liverpool plays mostly no-limit hold’em events, but showed he is no slouch in other games by taking down the $1,500 seven-card stud hi-lo event on Thursday afternoon.

In what was an unscheduled fourth day of play, Dobson defeated Tim Finne heads-up to top the 596-entry field and earned $173,528 along with his first WSOP bracelet.

“[I’m] Absolutely on top of the world,” said Dobson after his win. “Stud 8 is probably my favorite game, actually, of poker and it’s one that I don’t get to play a lot. I only get to play it a few times a year, but I really enjoy it.”

The fourth day of the event saw Dobson return with a sizable chip lead over Finne and two-time bracelet winner Jesse Martin, who finished third. The added pressure of a large chip lead combined with the talent level of the second and third-place finishers made the experience more of a relief than pure joy.

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