James Carroll Wins WPT Bay 101 For $1.25m

James Carroll Wins WPT Bay 101 For $1.25mJames Carroll has won the 2014 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Main Event, after defeating a field of 718 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $1,256,550 first-place prize.
The $7,500 buy-in event was held at the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California, and attracted a top line-up of pros to create a prize pool worth $5,133,700. Amongst the players cashing in at the event was such notable names as Jason Koon in 65th ($14,430), Athanasios Polychronopoulos in 64th ($14,430), Matt Marafioti in 56th ($16,410), Andrew Lichtenberger in 52nd ($18,400), Jeff Madsen in 45th ($20,890), Isaac Baron in 17th ($33,820), and David Randall in 9th ($69,630).
By the time the final table of six had been reached Mukul Pahuja was the chip leader on a 6.47m stack, followed by Dylan Wilkerson (5.85m), Shaun Suller (4.2m), and James Carroll (2.075m), with Nam Le (1.715m) and Garrett Greer (1.235m) rounding off the official WPT Bay 101 final table.
A short-stacked Garrett Greer (8-8) was subsequently eliminated by Dylan Wilkerson (9-9) in 6th for $174,080, before James Carroll (5-5) did likewise to Nam Le (A-3) in 5th for $223,810.
A while later, Mukul Pahuja then raised all-in preflop holding A-Q to Wilkerson’s Q-10, and he looked good to double up until an A-K-J-8-7 board brought a straight for his opponent to bounce Mukul Pahuja from the competition in 4th for $320,800.
Fourteen hands later Shaun Suller (Q-J) called Carroll’s all-in river bet on a K-4-2-J-Q board, but after Carroll (A-10) revealed a straight Suller hit the rail in 3rd ($477,470) to usher in the heads up phase of the tournament.
As the final battle commenced, Carroll held a 4-to-3 chip advantage over Wilkerson, and before long the defining hand was played with Carroll (6-4) and Wilkerson (A-5) all-in on a 9-4-2-2 board. A Q then fell on the river to consign Dylan Wilkerson to a runner-up finish worth $728,650, while James Carroll was crowned the 2014 WPT Bay 101 champion.
Final Table Payouts:
1. James Carroll, $1,256,500
2. Dylan Wilkerson, $728,650
3. Shaun Suller, $477,470
4. Mukul Pahuja, $320,800
5. Nam Le, $223,810
6. Garrett Greer, $174,080

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