Jacob Mulhern Eliminated in 2nd Place (£650,000)
Maria Lampropulos limped in with the and Jacob Mulhern raised with the to claim the pot preflop. The next hand brought no action before the fireworks then started.
Mulhern faced a raise to 20M by Lampropulos and three-bet to 50M. Lampropulos four-bet all in. Mulhern had some 40 big blinds left and called it off to set up the showdown for the title.
The board ran out and Mulhern failed to improve to settle for second place and a payday of £650,000. Ivan Luca was the first to congratulate his girlfriend, and as soon as the participants of the Ladies Event heard the good news, a loud cheer broke out in the background. Mulhern's rail pushed back to create a fantastic atmosphere and worthy end for a record-breaking festival.
"I'm chuffed. Maybe I could have folded at the end, but I'd struggle to fold ace-queen heads-up. I didn't think she'd shove for that many big blinds with kings, to be honest. But it all spun from $22 online in a tournament. I can't believe it. It feels unbelievable."
While Maria Lampropulos My life has changed. It's a massive amount of money for anybody to win, but for a lad like me of 24 it's huge. It means a lot to my family. Yesterday my phone was vibrating all day, they took it off me. It's gone so fast. People talk about getting tired playing poker. I've not felt tired once. It kept me going all day. I've loved it from start to finish."
For five months, Mulhern continued to work and dream of his moment. Today, it came.
"Every time we talked about it with my mates, I've been saying '£1.1 million soon' and they'd laugh, but heads-up then I was looking at them all thinking 'there's a chance here'. I'm not disappointed at all, I thought I gave a really good account of myself."
Mulhern did just that, but he bows out in second place. Our winner is the amazing Maria Lampropulos.
A recap of today's action will be available shortly.