Matthew Ashton Wins Players Championship; Negreanu Going for Bracelet #6

Well, somebody is running good.

Matthew Ashton has quietely put together an Ivey-esque WSOP run. Going into the 2013 WSOP Players Championship, Ashton had three 2013 WSOP cashes, all final tables.

He added a fourth final table at the $50,000 Players Championship and accomplished what he hadn’t done all summer…breakthrough and win a bracelet.

As the 2013 WSOP Players Championship winner, Ashton walks away with $1,774,089 and his first bracelet. He defeated Don Nguyen ($1,096,254) heads-up for the title.

Said Merch of how well Ashton is running:

I haven’t seen anyone run this well since Freedman Williams at the Bledsoe County 5k Race for Sally Bailey. If you remember, Sally Bailey fell down a well and Bledsoe County needed to raise money to get her out of it. The whole town for a solid week got people to pledge money for each mile they ran. And Freedman Williams, he smoked the field. He was next door neighbors to Sally. I’ll tell ya, when Freedman sets his mind to something, nothing can stop him. So after the race, the town collected all the money for a couple of days. But by then it was 10 days since Sally fell down the well. It was too late. Turns out we shouldn’t have done the race at all. We shoulda just collected the money right away. Would’ve saved Sally. Lesson learned, I’ll tell ya that much. We won’t make that mistake again. Some lessons are learned the hard way. Like when I jumped rope in a fox trap.

David Benyamine finished fourth (497,122 bags of Doritos) and Jonathan Duhamel (Duhamel) finished eighth ($207,630).

Get full results here.

In other 2013 WSOP news, Daniel Negreanu is going for bracelet #6 in Event #59 ($2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Limit). He enters final table play eighth in chips. Fabulous Baker Boy (<— TM Lance Bradley) David “ODB” Baker is the big stack. Get full final table stacks here.


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