Event 1: Byron Johnson Defeats Fabian Foster for the Win

$600 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 40:  400,000/800,000 with a 800,000 ante

Fabian Foster (left) versus Byron Johnson (right)

Byron Johnson began heads-up play down two-to-one against Fabian Foster and had some work to do.

Seat 5: Byron Johnson – 32,500,000 (41 bb)
Seat 9: Fabian Foster – 64,800,000 (81 bb)

Johnson’s comeback was kicked off when he was all in and at risk with 5s3d against Foster’s AcJc. He was live and caught a river on the TsTh9h2h5d board to double up.

Soon after, it was Foster at risk this time when he made a move with 5s4h and Johnson called with 3d3s. The dealer spread the AdJc2s2d3h board to give Johnson a river boat and the title.

After a long day at the tables, Johnson earned his first WSOP Circing ring along with $166,176 while Foster still took home a healthy $102,705 for second place.

1st: Byron Johnson – $166,176
2nd: Fabian Foster – $102,705