Matthew Ashton Takes Down $1,774,089Published on July 5th, 2013 1:04 pm EST
25 year-old Matthew Ashton successfully maneuvered through a 132 player field to take down the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship last evening for $1,744,989. In addition to the cash, the British player walked away with his first WSOP bracelet and will have his name inscribed on the Chip Reese trophy.
The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship is thought by many to be one of the toughest tournaments in poker to win. Not only does the tournament draw the very best players in the world, but it also requires a deep knowledge of a number of different poker variants.
With his victory, Ashton moved to the top of the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year race and now sits nearly 200 points clear of Daniel Negreanu:
Matthew Ashton, 649.75
Daniel Negreanu, 475.84
David (Bakes) Baker, 475.35
Ashton now has four cashes at this year's World Series of Poker, but each cash has come in the form of a final table appearance (1st in $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, 7th in $2,500 Seven Card Stud, 2nd in $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, 3rd in $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo).
Here is how the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship ended up finishing out:
Matthew Ashton, $1,774,089
Don Nguyen, $1,096,254
John Hennigan, $686,568
David Benyamine, $497,122
George Danzer, $388,523
Minh Ly, $309,830
Mike Wattel, $251,602
Jonathan Duhamel, $207,630
Ashton joins Chip Reese, Freddy Deeb, Scotty Nguyen, David Bach, Michael Mizrachi and Brian Rast as winners of the event.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker