After quite a ride on the final table, Douglas Paulson was crowned Champion of Event 25. One could say that it was fitting to see him win, since he was the first finalist to really put his stack to work, taking the lead early, and staying in the top 3 most of the time.
In the end, he was playing heads-up against Chad Coombs, who came back from the crypt where he was hiding and observing bust-outs. The blinds were very heavy, since all-ins had been favoring the shortest stack so unbelievably often, so players rarely played flops. Instead, they saw whole boards.
The last hand of play saw Chad limp in 60K from the small blind, and Douglas go all-in with . Chad called quickly with the . They went to the board, and both were standing, as the winner of this pot was going to take it all, more or less. The dealer turned over .
Douglas had spiked a Ten, and by doing so, he added $200 to his previously acquired $1,800. Chad took $1,800.
Congratulations to both!
Event 25 Champion: Douglas Paulson, $2,000 (and the Champion’s Trophy)
Runner-up: Chad Coombs
Last hand of play: