It may have been a long and grueling day for Roland Reparejo yesterday as he battled his way through the Day 2 starting field of 51 to to the final table and finally heads up before play ended just past 3 a.m.
But this afternoon it took just six hands for him to claim the first gold bracelet of the 2014 World Series of Poker and the first place prize of $82,835.
Reparejo won every hand of the final day of heads-up play apart from the penultimate one where his opponent, Corey Emery, shoved from the button and Reparejo stepped aside.
The very next hand Reparejo limped the button and snapped off a shove from Emery. Reparejo had set the trap with and was in great shape against the of Emery.
The cards fell and Repoarejo celebrated jubilantly with his rail including his son before shaking hands with his opponent.
Final table results: