Saturday, January 29, 2011

Event 15: Champion - Brandon Zaucha

$2000 +$150 Heads Up Double Elimination NL

Brandon Zaucha (Chicago, IL)

Brandon Zaucha bounced back from his only loss of the tournament to defeat Tim Tuveson to win the Heads Up title. Zaucha was literally the last person to register for the field as he signed up just 15 minutes before Thursday's first round began.

Zaucha had weather related travel problems from Illinois and was running so late his bags are still at the airport.

"It feels good to finally cash in a live tournament," says the poker playing student who's finishing his Arizona State Liberal Arts degree on-line. "We played the same," Zaucha says about Tuveson. "Controlled agression, we both played pretty well."

Zaucha ends the tournament with a 7-1 record.