The heads-up match did not take very long and ended with a bit of a cooler. With the board reading , Ragusa bet 2,000,000 and Miles announced all in. Ragusa thought for a minute and called at risk for 4,800,000 total.
“Oh, I’m drawing dead,” Ragusa said when he saw the hands.
He was indeed drawing dead with his pair of kings versus two pair kings and jacks of Miles. The merely ceremonial river was dealt and the WPO Main Event was over.
Ragusa earned $142,030 for his runner-up finish while Miles became the newest Winter Poker Open Main Event champion and he walked away with the $213,035 top prize for the outright win
1st: T.K. Miles – $213,035 + WPO guitar trophy
2nd: Kevin Ragusa – $142,030