High-stakes cash game player Richard Ashby took home his first bracelet late Saturday evening in event No. 21 ($1,500 seven-card stud).Ashby outlasted a field of 408 players and one of the toughest final tables yet at the 2010 World Series of Poker to walk away with $140,467.Joining Ashby at the final table of eight included Dan Heimiller , Sorel Mizzi , Pat Pezzin and Jon Turner .Mizzi busted in sixth and as a result sits in second place in Card Player’s 2010 Player of the Year standings with 3,862 points.Ashby came into heads-up play with an almost 2-1 chip deficit to Christine Pietsch , who was looking to be the first woman to earn a bracelet this summer.However, Ashby battled back and now has $606,588 in career tournament earnings.Here is a look at the final results:1. Richard Ashby — $140,467 2. Christine Pietsch — $86,756 3. Darren Shebell — $55,955 4. Dan Heimiller — $40,544 5. Owais Ahmed — $29,809 6. Sorel Mizzi — $22,235 7. Pat Pezzin — $16,826 8. Jon Turner — $12,916Here are the elimination hands as featured in Card Player’s live updates :Jon Turner Eliminated in Eighth Place ($12,916)Owais Ahmed had the bring-in and Jon Turner completed. Turner got the last of his chips in with a pair of queens exposed. Owais Ahmed called.Jon Turner: (8 -6 )-Q -2 -Q -Q -(X)Owais Ahmed: (K -5 )-3 -K -10 -X-(X )Turner failed to fill up to beat Ahmed’s king-high flush by the end. Turner was eliminated.Pat Pezzin Eliminated in Seventh Place ($16,826)Sorel Mizzi completed. Pezzin raised all in and Mizzi called. The hands were exposed. The dealer dealt the remaining cards.Mizzi: (J -10 )-J -6 -J -3 -(9 ) Pezzin: (A -6 )-6 -9 -2 -K -(10 )Pezzin was eliminated by the trip jacks of Mizzi.Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in Sixth Place ($22,235)Christine Pietsch had the bring-in and Richard Ashby called. Sorel Mizzi completed and Darren Shebell called. Pietsch folded and Ashby called.Ashby bet on fourth street and Mizzi raised. Shebell and Ashby called.Ashby checked and Mizzi bet 17,000 for the last of his remaining stack. Shebell raised and Ashby folded. Mizzi and Shebell exposed:Mizzi: (A -Q )-8 -4 -2 -K -(8 )Shebell: (2 -2 )-10 -2 -5 -7 -(K )On the end, Mizzi’s pair of eights were no good against the three deuces of Shebell. Shebell was at 580,000 after the hand.Owais Ahmed Eliminated in Fifth Place ($29,809)Richard Ashby had the bring-in and was called by Owais Ahmed and Darren Shebell. Christine Pietsch completed. Ashby folded while the other two players called.Pietsch: (Q -J )-K -3 -9 -A -(10 )Ahmed: (8 -4 )-5 -J -Q -2 -(10 )Shebell: (X-X)-K -3 -9 -K -(X)Pietsch led out on fourth street and Shebell raised. Ahmed called and Pietsch did as well. Shebell bet on fifth street and was called by both of his opponents. The same action occurred on sixth street but Ahmed called all in for his tournament life.Shebell checked in the dark on seventh street. Pietsch bet and Shebell called.Ahmed was unable to catch up and was eliminated. Shebell mucked.Dan Heimiller Eliminated in Fourth Place ($40,544)Dan Heimiller and Richard Ashby were tangled up in a hand. Both players checked on fourth street before Ashby bet on fifth street and Heimiller called for his tournament life.Heimiller: (4 -3 )-4 -7 -8 -10 -(X)Ashby: (9 -7 )-A -10 -6 -2 -(8 )Heimiller’s pair of fours were ahead up until seventh street. Ashby squeezed and hit his gutshot straight draw to send Heimiller to the rail. Ashby was at 260,000 after the hand.Darren Shebell Eliminated in Third Place ($55,955)Darren Shebell was all in on fifth street against Richard Ashby.Shebell: (6 -6 )-9 -A -J -6 -(8 )Ashby: (8 -8 )-K -2 -K -3 -(K )Ashby had two pair versus Shebell’s pair and flush draw. Shebell hit a third six on sixth street. However, Ashby filled up on seventh street, eliminating his opponent. Ashby was at 605,000 after the hand.Christine Pietsch Eliminated in Second Place ($86,756), Richard Ashby Wins Event No. 21 ($140,467)Richard Ashby had the bring-in and called the completion of Christine Pietsch. Pietsch bet on fourth street, Ashby raised and Pietsch reraised all in.Richard Ashby: (Q -Q )-3 -7 -9 -7 -(J )Christine Pietsch: (K -10 )-J -8 -10 -A -(2 )Pietsch was unable to overcome even Ashby’s queens in the hole and was eliminated in second place, which made Ashby the champion of the tournament.
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