Keith Tilston Beats “Kid Poker” To Win 2019 WSOP $100K High Roller July 15, 2019 Lukas Hoffman

Keith Tilston Beats “Kid Poker” To Win 2019 WSOP $100K High Roller

 Players July 15, 2019 by  Lukas Hoffman

Keith TilstonThe biggest buy-in event of the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was won by American poker pro Keith Tilston.

The 36-year-old defeated six-time WSOP bracelet winner and former All-Time Money List leader Daniel Negreanu in Event #83: $100,000 High Roller to claim the top prize of $2,792,406 and his very first WSOP gold bracelet.

Tilston entered the final day as the only player without a bracelet but he did not let any of those factors play on his mind as he put together a fantastic period of play that helped his reach one of the most important milestone of his career so far.

The final action kicked off with the short-stacked Negreanu doubling twice in quick progression. He managed to move up to second in chip counts and stayed there for a bit before going down again after losing some of his chips to Igor Kurganov for a failed bluff.

The first two players to leave the final table were Christoph Vogelsang who finished in 8th place for $281,025 and Sergi Reixach who finished 7th for $353,202. After the first break of the day, the curtain close for Dominik Nitsche who finished 6th for $457,772. The four-time bracelet winner hit the rail after Kurganov rivered a three-outer. Nitsche was quickly followed by Brandon Adams in 5th place for $611,258.

With four players remaining, Negreanu scored a double for the third time with ace-eight against Kurganov’s king-queen. The latter was eventually eliminated by Tilston in 4th place for $840,183. Nick Schulman went soon after as he was left with less than two big blinds after Negreanu doubled through him twice. He took home $1,187,802 for his third-place finish.

Tilston Takes Out Negreanu

Tilston was slightly behind Negreanu in chips when heads-up play started. The Canadian pro increased his lead during the initial stages of play, but Tilston would not give in and closed the gap after a calling a shove from Negreanu. The latter managed to regain his lead, but the crucial hand came when Tilston was able to win a decisive pot, giving him a significant chip advantage by the time the final hand was dealt.

Negreanu went all-in with ace-deuce against Tilston’s queen-jack. It looked like Negreanu would score his sixth double, but Tilston’s rivered pair of jacks blocked his way into winning his seventh bracelet. Negreanu walked away with $1,725,838 for his second place finish.

This was Keith Tilston‘s first seven-figure score, bringing his total live tournament earnings to $6,417,509.

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Lukas is our contributor to our German site, growing up he enjoyed playing poker with his pals usually ending up on the winning side, his background in law will help to report legal poker matters from the world