Full Tilt Poker pro Matt Jarvis wins his first WSOP bracelet

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Full Tilt Poker’s Matt Jarvis captured his first WSOP bracelet in Event #40 at the 2011 World Series of Poker. The 27-year-old Canadian pro outlasted 731 other players to win a first prize of just over $800K.

Jarvis, who rose to prominence in 2010 by finishing 8th in the WSOP Main Event, dominated the $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em tournament from the start. He finished Day 1 with the biggest stack and was comfortably above average in chips throughout Days 2 and 3. The field eventually played down to Jarvis and Justin Filtz, with the Full Tilt Poker pro holding a commanding 2-to-1 chip lead when heads-up play began.

Victory was secured after Filtz committed his remaining chips preflop with K-9 of diamonds and Jarvis called with A-8 off suit. Filtz found no help on the 5-3-6-2-3 board, allowing the Full Tilt Poker pro to claim his first WSOP bracelet.