Harrison Gimbel Completes Poker’s Triple Crown with 2017 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Victory

Harrison Gimbel knows perfectly well what it feels like to win a major poker tournament. He has won some of the world’s largest. However, over the years of his poker career, he has somehow missed out on a WSOP title. Until Saturday night.

The player bested a packed field of 1,349 entries in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em to win his first gold bracelet and add $645,922 in prize money. Including the $3,000 buy-in event, the player has cashed in 15 WSOP tournaments over the years, raking in a total of $806,326 in those.

Winning his first gold bracelet, Gimbel completed what is known as the Triple Crown in the world of poker. In other words, the Florida-born player now boasts a WSOP title, a WPT Main Tour Main Event title, and an EPT title. He won his EPT title at a very early stage of his career, back in 2010. He topped the field of the PCA $10,300 Main Event for his career’s largest cash of $2.2 million. His WPT title came last year when the player won the WPT Rolling Thunder $3,500 Main Event for $275,112.

The WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em presented quite a challenge to Gimbel, but one well worth the effort. The player emerged as the winner out of a hefty field of more than 1,350 tournament entrants. What is more, he began the final day of play as the second shortest stack to climb slowly and steadily to victory.

Day 3 of the tournament kicked off with 37 survivors, led by former gold bracelet winner Chance Kornuth. The player was going for gold piece number two and with the help of a little more luck, he could have obtained it. Kornuth maintained a good position throughout the day.

Heads-up between Kornuth and Gimbel kicked off with the former being well ahead with a 3-to-1 advantage. However, Gimbel pressed on his opponent and it took him seven hands of play to finish him off. Hand #126 turned out to be the one to determine the winner.

Kornuth bet 400,000 pre-flop to see Gimbel three-bet to 1,200,000. Kornuth responded with a four-bet to 2,660,000 and Gimble shoved. Kornuth called with [10c][10h] against Gimbel’s [Qc][Qh]. A blank [9h][7s][9c][4s][6h] board halted Kornuth’s run for another gold bracelet. The player left in second place with not a bad payout of $399,132.

Gimbel called Day 3 a swingy day of action. The player started off as a short stack, then gained momentum, then lost it, and then gained it again to eventually top a competitive field.

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