Matthew Jarvis becomes the latest WSOP bracelet winner
Any player that has picked up more than $1m for one event clearly has something about them in the world of poker and this is definitely the case with Matthew Jarvis. That was the outcome when he came eight in the 2010 WSOP Main Event and the money would no doubt have been a great comfort after getting so far in the big event of the year but then falling short. However, as everyone knows, money is not everything when it comes to poker and there can sometimes be desperation in players to break through the hoodoo and take home a bracelet.
Canada is doing well in WSOP 2011
Jarvis will probably be able to get some sleep at night now after he finally broke his duck and picked up the first bracelet of his career. Over 730 players entered the WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em Championship but Jarvis managed to overcome everyone else and take home the jewellery. Not only is this success great for Jarvis but it is also great for Canada. This latest triumph means Canada has picked up 5 win at WSOP events this year, making it a major player in the latest campaign of poker. The United States are definitely feeling the heat from old adversaries like the UK and neighbours Canada in the current stakes of poker.
Money isn’t always the issue
The take-home prize for this win, $808,538, was less than what Matthew Jarvis took from the Main Event but as said, it is not always about the money. It is not as if Jarvis has taken home a small fee for this triumph, anything getting close to £1m dollars is always going to be worth playing for but it just shows that sometimes the importance of the event can really inflate the figures. A bracelet and a whack of cash though is definitely something to be very proud of and no doubt the win over Justin Flitz will be long remembered by Jarvis and his family.
When there is a winner there has to be a loser but hopefully Flitz will be comforted with picking up just less than half a million dollars for his performance. He took it to the limit, well as much as you can in a no limit event but this time, there was to be no stopping Matthew Jarvis.