PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Won By 19 Year Old Harrison Gimbel

Harrison Gimbel has just become the youngest player ever to win the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and following his victory, the 19 year old Florida resident exclaimed, “It feels amazing. This is what I’ve dreamed of. I’ve always wanted to win a big major tournament and luckily I accomplished it on one of my very first ones.”
The Caribbean Adventure is a true jewel in the calendar of winter poker events and managed to attract a field of 1,529 hopefuls, all willing to put up $10,300 of their own money for a chance to take down the massive $2.2 million first prize. Well not all, in fact, as Harrison Gimbel actually qualified through a $1,000 live satellite at the PCA, before going on to win the tournament after 7 gruelling days of play.
The final eight took their places at the televised final table on Monday, and just six hands later Gimbel found himself all-in pre-flop against the chip leader, holding AdKd to Ryan D’Angelo’s pocket J’s. The board fell As Qh 3h Ac Kc to double Gimbel’s stack to over 10 million chips, and provide the best possible start for his tournament chances.
Gradually, the last table began to thin, and after eliminating 2009 WSOPE champion Barry Shulman in third, holding Ad9d to his opponent’s QsTc, Gimbel found himself playing heads-up against Ty Reiman, but at a 11-million-chip disadvantage.
Before long, however, Gimbel had reversed positions and had a 4 to 1 chip lead over Reiman who woke up with pocket 8’s and pushed all-in. Gimbel called with his pocket 10’s and both players hit their sets, but it was Gimbel who took the PCA crown and $2.2 million prize money. Reiman had to be content with a runner-up position, and an impressive $1.75 million pay day.
Following his victory, a jubilant Harrison Gimbel commented: “I felt my opponents were really good. A lot of these players were really good, but I had a lot of confidence in myself coming into today and it really showed.I used to wrestle in high school and my coach always said ‘envision something and it’ll come true.’ Not that it’ll come true, but it’ll happen.”

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