Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma beat Paul "ToTheMoon" Dewald in a heads-up battle in Event No.12: $400 NLH Ultra Deepstack to win $47,420 and his maiden World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet. The tournament attracted 538 entrants who made 225 rebuys and formed a $274,680 prize pool.
The Hendon Mob shows that the poker pro has won more than $2.2 million in his poker career. Besides, he won two WSOP Circuit rings in the past.
Dewald still has a successful run as he finished sixth in Event No.5: $500 MLH Turbo Deepstack. Tom "GLfam" Steinbach finished third, Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii finished fourth, and Ryan "Protential" Laplante finished fifth.
The Final Table's Results
- Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma from the U.S. – $47,520
- Paul "ToTheMoon" Dewald from the U.S. – $34,665
- Tom "GLfam" Steinbach from the U.S. – $25,325
- Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii from the U.S. – $18,485
- Ryan "Protential" Laplante from the U.S. – $13,597
- "njkurlee" from the U.S. – $10,081
- Jeremy "HoyaSaxaJW" Wien from the U.S. – $7,471
- Eric "Bill_Luga" Blair from the U.S. – $5,576
- Steven "girlcanplay2" Kelly from the U.S. – $4,175
Action at the Final Table
The poker tournament had a fast-paced structure, and the nine-handed table was set after Rok "Kamehameha" Gotista's elimination in tenth place. Yet, other players like Tim "uNORTH0dox" Reilly and Dan "Feeltheflow" Sindelar didn't reach the final table as they finished 14th and 13th, respectively.
Yaginuma was the stack leader when the table was set, and Dewald followed him closely. Jeremy "HoyaSaxaJW" Wien had the third largest stack.
Steven "girlcanplay2" Kelly was the first finalist to leave the table after using Big Slick to shove. But, Yaginuma busted him in ninth place.
Yaginuma used queen-ten to make trips that increased his stack to more than 10 million chips shortly after the action at the table began.
Eric "Bill_Luga" Blair was the next player to get busted. He used pocket eights to shove, but Yaginuma's ace-high straight beat him. Wien fell after a few minutes and left the event in seventh place after Dewald's pocket kings beat his ace-king.
"njkurlee" used ace-king to make the next shove but got eliminated in sixth place after Kislinskii's ace-jack outdrew the better hand. Laplante exited in the fifth position after he used a pair to call a river shove, but odds favored Kislinskii.
Yaginuma got in four-handed play with Dewald, Steinbach, and Kislinskii as each of them tried to get traction against his player. But the eventual champion pulled away. Kislinskii left the table in fourth place after Yaginuma's kings beat his ace-queen, thus leaving three players contending for the gold bracelet.
Steinback used a suited ace-king to get a nice spot. Even so, Yaginuma got an unprecedented hand. He busted Steinbach in third place after his king-three offsuit turned a flush on the river.
Yaginuma had a huge chips lead as he beat Dewald in heads-up action. The latter didn't get another hand at that moment.
Yet, the turning point was when he used jack-four to go all-in while Yaginuma used two pair to turn jack-five which sealed his victory. Ardent poker players can get live coverage in other upcoming online bracelet tournaments from various sports websites.