2011 PCA High Roller Won By Will Molson

Canadian pro Will Molson has won the 2011 PCA High Roller, after defeating a field of 151 players over three days to take down the title, and collect the $1,072,850 first place prize.
The high stakes cash game specialist has now earned an impressive $1,813,713 from playing live tournaments since cashing in at his first event in January, 2009. Amazingly, out of his six cashes, three are accounted for by the $25k PCA High Roller, which he placed 2nd at in 2009 for $228,000 and 2nd in 2010 for $322,075, before finally lifting the trophy yesterday.
Commenting on his achievement after winning the prestigious event, Will Molson said: 
“No more second place, finally…I put pressure on myself because I didn’t want that second place tag. It feels amazing, what a relief.”
At the end of Day 1 the 151 playing field had been  reduced down to 97 hopefuls with the final table of 8 then getting underway on Day 3.
The star packed final table to decide who would become the 2011 PCA High Roller was a mouth watering prospect for fans and included Jason Mercier, David Baker, Max Lykov, Govert Metaal, Leo Fernandez, Erik Seidel, Will Molson and Matt Marafioti.
However, with the average stack at the final table being just 30 big blinds, the action was guaranteed and within just one hour Mercier was out in 8th ($129,480), followed by Matt Marafioti in 7th ($166,480) and David Baker in 6th ($203,475).
Will Molson holding pocket Jacks then eliminated Govert Metaal in 5th ($240,470) after calling his A-3 shove, and then dispatched Erik Seidel to the rail in 4th ($295,960), whose A-Q failed to improve against Molson’s pocket fives.
Continuing his run, Molson then eliminated Lykov in 3rd ($369,490) after the duo got it all-in pre-flop with Molson holding pocket tens to his opponent’s pocket sixes.
As the heads-up battle got underway, Molson was sitting on a 5.8 million stack to Fernandez’s 1.7 million and managed to outclass his opponent until Fernandez doubled up after going all-in pre-flop with 9-7 to Molson’s pocket queens. However, Molson continued his assault on Fernandez, who eventually went in for his remaining stack holding J-2 to Molson’s A-5.
Argentina’s Leo Fernandez then walked away with $554,925 for his impressive run in the event, while Molson who had previously finished 2nd spot two years in a row at the PCA High Roller event, proved threes a charm and collected $1,072,850 for his deserved win.

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