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Ashton wins $50K Championship

Ashton takes lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race with victory

Updated: July 5, 2013, 5:44 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

For poker purists, the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship is truly the real main event of the World Series of Poker. Sure, the champion doesn't have to outlast thousands of players for a mind-turning first-place prize, but in order to win this bracelet, one must show mastery in all games and outwit the best players in the world. The $50,000 features only the best players in the world and this year, Matthew Ashton can say he's the best of the best as he defeated a field of 132. Ashton became the ...

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