After working his way through a field of 293 players on two starting days that included hockey and poker celebrities, Jason Smith emerged as the winner of the NLH Faceoff Tournament and took top prize of $25,000 of a total $120,000 prize pool.
Jason went in a heads-up battle with poker newbie Phil Levi. The final hand of the tournament saw Jason Smith go all in followed by a call from short stacked Phil Levi. Jason flips pocket 5’s and Phil shows Q-4 suited. The board comes up 4-10-9-10-8 and it was over for Phil who finished in second place for a $17,000 payday.
The tournament was a great success and it benefited a really great cause.
Final Table Results
|1||Jason Smith||$ 25,000|
|2||Phil Levi||$ 17,000|
|3||Alec Brandstatter||$ 13,500|
|5||Grantell Gibbs||$ 8,500|
|6||Claudio Fabrizzio||$ 7,200|
|7||Joseph Bothamley||$ 5,200|
|8||Pat Reeves||$ 4,300|
|9||Ami Alibay||$ 3,300|
|10||Vladimir Avetisian||$ 2,900|
Congratulations to all the winners.