Various poker players competed for the fifth gold bracelet on the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series on Thursday night.
Event No.5: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack attracted 348 entrants who made 167 rebuys, thus increasing the entries to 515 and creating a $231,750 prize pool. Even so, "ccast93" won the $44,704 first-place prize after six and a half hours of intense play.
The Final Table's Results
- ccast93 – $44,704
- Zachary "Lovepuddle" Schwartz – $32,352
- John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza – $23,545
- Patrick "WaddlesDaPig" Truong – $17,056
- Tom ". BEAST." Cannuli – $12,421
- Paul "ToTheMoon" Dewald – $9,177
- Ryan "BitC0IN" Riess – $6,743
- Eric "powwow" Ethans – $5,005
- Daniel "bunzer07" Jordan – $3,708
The turbo tournament featured several talented players. But, some of them failed to maintain deep runs, including Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert (Poker Hall of Famer0, Daniel "Dnegs" Negreanu (six-time bracelet champion), and Ryan "Joevisamush" Depaulo (a renowned YouTuber).
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen, Jamie "DanBilzerian" Kerstetter and Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba won money. Madsen finished 50th and won $1,320, Kerstetter finished 21st and received $1,506, while Saliba finished 52nd and won $1,320.
Action at the Final Table
The field was reduced to nine players who formed the final table after about five hours. Daniel "bunzer07" Jordan left the table first after Eric "powwow" Ethans' ace-queen beat his jacks in an ace flop, thus sending him packing in ninth place.
Ethans lost most of his chips and decided to use an ace-eight to move all in. But, Paul "ToTheMoon" Dewald's big stack called him.
Both players made a pair on the flop, but Dewald got trip-fives while Ethans' run ended in the eighth position. Ryan "BitC0in" Riess, a former Main Event winner, had a deep run.
Yet, he opted to go all-in using a jack-ten against Patrick "WaddlesDaPig" Truong's king-ten but failed to improve. This made him exit the tournament in seventh place.
Dewald became a short-stack a few minutes later and used jack-eight to make a small blind shove all-in that faced "ccast93" ace-four. He lacked help and left the table in sixth place.
A double elimination occurred when Truong and Tom ". BEAST." Cannuli went all-in with aces against "ccast93" pocket-aces. But they got busted in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
John "Sapshot1085" Forlenza picked king-six before moving against "ccast93" big blind. The latter selected an ace-queen that sent the former packing in third place.
Forlenza's elimination set up a heads-up action between "ccast93" and Zachary "Lovepuddle" Schwartz. The latter had a huge chip advantage when action resumed, and he doubled up twice. The latter evened the stacks but went all-in using eight-seven against the former's ace-ten after a few hands went against his way.
The board failed to improve Schwartz, thus making him finish second with $32,352. "ccast93" took the gold bracelet home and $44,704. His supporters celebrated when he was left at the table.
WSOP Online Event No.6: No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack is the next event on the schedule, and it will occur on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Various reporters like PokerNews' Live Reporting Team will offer live updates on the action. Still, ardent poker supporters can travel to cheer their favorite players at the table.