Keith Tilston took first place in Event #83: $100,000 High Roller, and won the most in his career prize $2,792,406. He was the only player at the final table without a gold bracelet. There were 99 entrances at this tournament.
In the final heads-up he was confronted by Daniel Negreanu, who reached the final table with the smallest stack. Daniel won 6 gold bracelets and took second place 10 times, in this index he was equal to Phil Helmut.
The key hand came in a limped pot at 400,000/800,000 when Negreanu called a 1,000,000 bet from Tilston on a jack-high flop containing two spades. The turn was a third spade, pairing the board, and Negreanu called another bet worth 3,000,000. The river put four spades on the board and Negreanu called a third time for 6,500,000. Tilston held the ten of spades, pipping Negreanu’s nine of spades to take down the pot.
“It was kind of surreal to be playing heads-up against Daniel. Any other time I would be rooting for him. Obviously, everyone here was in his corner,” but Tilston kept his head down and did what he does best, play some solid poker. “I’m happy with how I played. I didn’t really make any mistakes.
|1st||Keith Tilston||United States||$2,792,406|
|3rd||Nick Schulman||United States||$1,187,802|
|5th||Brandon Adams||United States||$611,258|