Championship: Affleck Defeats Gaspard to Win Title

$2,500 Coco Poker Open Championship
Level 27: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante

Matt Affleck, 2015 Coco Poker Open Champion
Matt Affleck, 2015 Coco Poker Open Champion

Jean Gaspard was going to have a lot of work to erase Matt Affleck’s huge lead from the beginning. It did not start off well and the heads up match was done quickly.

The penultimate hand saw Affleck take Gaspard to value town with 100K, 200K, and 550K bets to the river with trip Sevens and a huge pot.

The next hand saw the chips quickly in the middle with Affleck’s 8s8d ahead for all the chips against Ac7h. The Kh7d6d flop gave Gaspard a little help Gaspard but the 8c turn locked up the Championship for Affleck. Gaspard played a great tournament from start to close but had to settle for $155,000 runner-up money.

The $264,000 first place money for Affleck is the second biggest of his career behind his 15th place finish in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.