Chris Dombrowski Wins Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em had crowned its champion just moments ago. Chris Dombrowski battled through a field of 2,108 players over three days to earn his way to the $346,332 first-place prize and the coveted gold bracelet.
The tournament lost several notable players along the way including: John Phan (199th), Andrey Zaichenko (163rd), Justin Young (156th), Andrew Lichtenberger (133rd), Jon Aguiar (112th), Nam Le (102nd), Todd Terry (98th), Kevin MacPhee (42nd), Randy Lew (39th), John Racener (36th), Antoine Saout (34th) and Eddy Sabat (32nd).
Of the 13 returning players, Dombrowski started the day third in chips. The tournament would see the eliminations of Thomas Miller (13th), Thien Le (12th) and Ryan Riess (11th) within the first 30-minutes of play to make the unofficial final table. Just another 30 minutes later, Ben Greenberg would hit the rail in tenth place to secure Dombrowski his first WSOP final table.
Jonathan Thompson was the first elimination of the final table and it occured just ten hands into play. He was followed by Mike Pickett (8th) and Matt Seer (7th). The tournament played six-handed for over an hour before the elimination of Chris Bolek and it was another two hours before Carter Myers would be eliminated in fifth place. Just a few hands later brought the elimination of day two chipleader, Dimitar Yosifov.
Three-handed play saw chips moving back and forth with Dombrowski trying to take control but Mathew Moore and Jesse McEuen were playing back and finding hands. It took McEuen and Dombrowski with all the money in the middle each holding ace-high before another elimination would occur. Dombrowski made a flush on the river to send McEuen to the rail in thrid place and set up a heads up match with Moore.
The 2 1/2 hour heads up match saw chips going back and forth but Dombrowski never gave up the lead. In the end, Moore made a move with but Dombrowski was ahead with his . The board was kind to Dombrowski and Moore was eliminated in 2nd place taking home $215,578 for his efforts. While this may be Dombrowski's first WSOP final table, it is his 16th WSOP cash and he has found success both online and in live tournament play, even laying claim to a WSOP circuit ring. Find out a bit more about Dombrowski in his winner's interview with Kristy Arnett.
Here is how the final table finished:
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