Paul Wasicka Wins National Heads-Up Poker Championship
Paul Wasicka of West Minster, Colorado finally wins a “big one” defeating Chad Brown for the prestigious 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Championship. Remember, Paul Wasicka is the guy that played heads-up with Jamie Gold for the 2006 WSOP Main Event championship, finishing second for $6,102,499 in prize money but no title. A few days ago he finished 4th in the 2007 WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles to bank another $455,615: but again, no title. Sunday evening Wasicka finished first to take down a major poker title and he banks another half million dollars. Nothing to it…all he had to do was outlast a blue ribbon field hand picked from poker’s best.
from left Gavin Smith, Paul Wasicka, Chad Brown, Shannon Elizabeth
Sunday’s final four pairings had Shannon Elizabeth playing Paul Wasicka while Gavin Smith and Chad Brown played at the second table. After the semi-final round of cards settled Elizabeth and Smith were gone leaving Wasicka and Brown to advance to the final table for the best two out of three championship round. They two finalist played tough poker as you shall see on TV; but, on this day it was all Wasicka. He swept the first two matches leaving Chad Brown to take second place and $250,000 in cash. Paul Wasicka now has a coveted poker title to go along with the coveted poker bank accounts.
Congratulations to poker’s newest poster boy, the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship winner, Paul Wasicka.
NBC will broadcast 12 hours of action from the National Heads-Up Poker Championship beginning on Sunday, April 8th. Check your local listings.