It took just two hands of heads-up play to decide a winner, and they both culminated in fireworks. Aron Dermer (pictured above) doubled into the lead with ace-king on the first, then put Jason Southwell at risk in the dark a moment later.
The flop gave Southwell the lead with top pair. Dermer suddenly had a flush draw, though, and he filled it promptly as the landed on the turn. The two men were already shaking hands as the meaningless filled out the board on the river.
Dermer won the pot and the tournament with his flush, collecting $5,000 in cash and a $5,250 SHRPO Championship seat. More about him and his victory will be published shortly.
Southwell (below) finished as the runner-up, collecting $2,000 in cash, a Hard Rock Punta Cana Package, and $1,000 in travel money to get there.