Whittled down to just seven big blinds, George Wolff was left howling after a wounding hand.
Chidwick held and raised it up to 90,000, with George Wolff calling with . Chidwick bet to take it down, leaving Wolff with just three big blinds, ‘on the ropes’ in the words of Jeff Platt in the commentary booth with Brent Hanks alongside him.
Wolff then moved all-in with and was called by Chidwick with .
“End my misery,” laughed George Wolff.
The flop of kept Chidwick in the lead, but only marginally in terms of odds. The meant that Wolff needed a queen, nine or three to survive, but the river of saw Stephen Chidwick become the first player in history to win a U.S. Poker Open and British Poker Open event, as well as the £202,500 top prize, moving himself into second position in the race for the British Poker Open Championship.
It’s game on with three events left to play, Soverel less than an event win ahead of Chidwick now.
Stephen Chidwick has won his 19th career title, his 11th in the last year alone, including four U.S. Poker Open events, to which he has added his first British Poker Open event win. George Wolff wins £112,500 for his runner-up finish, the second heads-up match he’s taken part in during his own hugely successful 2019 British Poker Open.