- Full Tilt Poker Pro Richard Ashby Banks Over $140K in WSOP Event No. 21
DUBLIN, June 15 /CNW/ - Full Tilt Poker pro Richard Ashby has won Event No. 21 at the 2010 World Series of Poker*, collecting his first WSOP bracelet and more than $140K in prize money.
The London-born player turned pro in 2003 and has never looked back since. Primarily a ring-game player, Ashby is drawn to the thrills of high-stakes games, especially short-handed Pot-Limit Hold 'em. Despite focusing on cash games, he has racked up some impressive results on the live tournament circuit, including eight World Series of Poker cashes.
Event No. 21 was a $1,500 Seven-Card Stud tournament that attracted a field of 408 players. Ashby went to the final table third in chips and slowly built up his stack. During heads-up play against Christine Pietsch, Ashby took a commanding lead, leaving her extremely short stacked for the remainder of the game.
In the final hand, Pietsch bet out on fourth street with a pair of tens, and then pushed all in after a raise from Ashby. Ashby showed two pair and Pietsch's hand failed to improve, giving Ashby his first bracelet. He is the third British player to take home a bracelet this summer, joining fellow Full Tilt Poker pro Praz Bansi in victory. The $140,467 payday brings his career tournament earnings to over $800,000.
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