David DiBernardi began heads up with a small deficit but quickly worked his way into the lead. From that point forward, he kept the pressure on until the first big hand of the match.
Eskridge was on the button when they saw a flop and both checked. DiBernardi bet 400,000 after the turn and Eskridge min-raised to 800,000. DiBernardi put in a third bet to 2,050,000 and Eskridge called to the river.
DiBernardi bet 3,600,000 after the river and Eskridge quickly called. DiBernardi tabled for the flush and Eskridge mucked. That hand dropped Eskridge down to 3,200,000 and those went in the middle on the next hand.
Eskridge needed to hit something with his two live cards but it was DiBernardi hitting the overkill nut flush as the board ran to give him the title.
Eskridge earned $55,051 for his runner-up finish while DiBernarid took home $88,842 for his biggest career cash plus the WSOP Circuit ring.
A full Event 2 recap will be posted later this morning.
1st: David DiBernardi – $88,842 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Jason Earl Eskridge – $55,051