The 411 On The 41st (WSOP): Event #17, Jason DeWitt De Winner
June 11, 2021
Jason DeWitt, a 26-year-old poker pro currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, took down one of the biggest events thus far of the 2010 World Series of Poker early Friday morning, when he claimed the top prize in Event #17, a $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ‘em tournament.

792 players entered Event #17, enough to create a total prize pool worth $3,722,400 and a top prize of nearly $820,000- the biggest top prize yet won in 2010 excluding the $50,000 buy-in event.  With a total 792 players, the WSOP’s 2010 $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold 'em tournament, crushed all previous incarnations including the 2009 tournament, which attracted 655 entrants before being taken down by PokerRoad family member Brian Lemke.

The 2010 field was not only one of the biggest in the history of this event, but also one of the toughest, with an equally difficult final table that held not only England’s Sam Trickett, but also EPT champion Jeff Williams, and PokerRoad’s own Amit Makhija.

This was Jason DeWitt’s fourth WSOP final table appearance, having previously taken a 6th in 2006, and both a 3rd and a 2nd in 2009.

The final table finish positions for Event #17, the $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ‘em, were as follows:

1st.  Jason Dewitt- $818,959

2nd.  Sam Trickett- $505,725

3rd.  Jeff Williams- $328,762

4th.  Peter Gilmore- $241,472

5th.  Amit Makhija- $179,866

6th.  David Benefield- $135,718

7th.  James Carroll- $103,594

8th.  Paul Foltyn- $79,957

9th.  Manelic Minaya- $62,350

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