Gillis shocks the 'World' in Event 19

Retired Marine stops two-time bracelet winner John 'World' Hennigan

Updated: June 10, 2014, 11:03 AM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

On one side of the table sat one of the most decorated players in the game. On the other side sat a retired Marine sergeant playing at his first WSOP final table. Ted Gillis had the edge in chips, but John "World" Hennigan had the experience. One would expect that the pro would easily be able to come back, but on any given day in poker, anything can happen. On Monday night, Gillis defeated Hennigan heads-up to win his first WSOP bracelet and $514,027.

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