2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Depaulo vs. Hellmuth, a Pure One Outer & a Royal Flush
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"Mixed Game Specialist" Depaulo Eliminates Defending Champ Hellmuth
In Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, Phil Hellmuth was looking to defend his title but was stopped in his tracks by one of the industry's most popular vloggers in Ryan Depaulo. It happened on Day 2 in Level 12 (1,000/2,500/3,500) when Hellmuth raised in middle position and Depaulo moved all in from the button, slightly covering Hellmuth's roughly 90,000 chip stack.
Both players stood pat and the hands were revealed.
The win vaulted Depaulo into the upper echelon of chip stacks in the room and called for a celebratory "PARKOUR!"
D'Ambrosio Talks His Way Into the Right Call
On Day 1 of Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack, it was Level 20 (10,000/15,000/15,000) when an early-position player raised to 28,000 and both Jimmy D'Ambrosio and the big blind came along.
The flop was , the big blind checked and the original raiser bet 37,000. Only D'Ambrosio called.
On the turn , the early position player check-called a bet of 27,000 from D'Ambrosio.
Things got interesting on the river to put four hearts out there. The early-position player sized up to 70,000 and sent D'Ambrosio deep into the tank.
D'Ambrosio gave his opponent an intense staredown before starting his patented table talk.
"Blocker bet, right?" he inquired, to no response from his opponent.
"If I put you all in would you get excited or would you shift in your seat?" asked D'Ambrosio.
"Let me see your throat," he said next, as his opponent humored him.
Finally, D'Ambrosio settled on a call and his opponent tabled for top pair. D'Ambrosio had that beat though with his for a straight and picked up a nice pot.
Zhu Gets Some More Off Ross...With a Royal Flush!
On Day 3 of Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em, seven players remained in Level 29 (80,000/160,000) when Ben Ross raised from early position and both Steven Wolansky and Yueqi Zhu came along from the blinds.
All three players checked the flop before Zhu bet on the turn.
Only Ross called to the river, when Zhu put out another bet.
"If you have a flush, you're good," Ross said as he called.
Zhu didn't have just a flush. He turned over the for a royal flush as he stopped to take a picture of the board before players went off on break.
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Vengrin Spikes Pure One Outer on River to Stay Alive
Due to a massive turnout, and the following hand, Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better required a fourth day to finish. However, late on Day 3 in Level 35 (200,000/400,000) Amnon Filippi raised to 800,000 from the button and Matt Vengrin defended to see a flop of .
Vengrin checked, Filippi bet, and the former check-raised to 800,000. Filippi called and the dealer burned and turned the .
Vengrin bet 800,000, Filippi popped it to 1.6 million, and Vengrin thought long and hard before calling, which left him just 750,000 behind.
When the completed the board on the river, Vengrin bet all in and Filippi called.
"I have quads," Vengrin said and tabled the . That caused Filippi to shoot out of his chair.
"You have jacks?" Chino Rheem asked from the rail.
"Of course I have jacks," a stunned Filippi said before showing the for a flopped full house.
It was a brutal river card that gave Vengrin new life.
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Mather and Alleyn, Set Over Set
On Day 1c of Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em, it was Level 13 (3,000/6,000/6,000) when Bob Mather was all in for his remaining stack from the button and Anthony Alleyn snap-called from the big blind.
After they tabled their cards, Mather stood up and put on his backpack. The flop was , and Alleyn was well in the lead. Lightning struck on the turn, and Mather spiked the for a set, almost prompting him to sit back down in his seat. However, lightning would strike twice, as the gave Alleyn the better set.
Alleyn clapped loudly in celebration, and Mather was eliminated.
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In this Series
- 1 Officials Offer First Look at 2022 WSOP; Answer Several Lingering Questions
- 2 Bally's & Paris: Your Guide to the New Home of the World Series of Poker (WSOP)
- 3 Negreanu, Deeb (as Expected) Highest Bids in $25k WSOP Fantasy Draft
- 4 WSOP Transportation Guide: Riding the Las Vegas Strip Monorail
- 5 Let the Games Begin: 2022 WSOP is Officially Underway
- 6 Phil Hellmuth Misses 2022 WSOP Opener After Bout of Traveler's Diarrhea
- 7 Kenney, Schindler & Imsirovic Arrive at 2022 WSOP Despite Recent Cheating Allegations
- 8 Phil Ivey is Back! Poker G.O.A.T. Cashes First 2022 WSOP Event
- 9 Baltimore Raven Calais Campbell at WSOP: "We Have Super Bowl Potential"
- 10 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Katie Kopp Becomes Bally's First-Ever Bracelet Winner
- 11 WSOP Player of the Year Race One Week In: Defending Champ Arieh Off and Running
- 12 ClubGG Offers Bubble Protection For Eight 2022 WSOP Events
- 13 Doyle Brunson Skipping 2022 WSOP Due to COVID-19 Concerns
- 14 Retired NBA Star Paul Pierce Allegedly Won't Pay His Poker Debts
- 15 Scott Seiver Pays $43k to Enter $1k WSOP Event, Fails to Cash
- 16 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Lara Eisenberg Talks Poker's Impact on Dementia
- 17 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Depaulo vs. Hellmuth, a Pure One Outer & a Royal Flush
- 18 Reigning World Champ Koray Aldemir Quietly Crushing it at 2022 WSOP
- 19 2022 WSOP Player of the Week 2: Jeremy Ausmus Wins Third Bracelet in 9 Months
- 20 Hellmuth Controversy at WSOP: Poker Brat's Chips Swiped on Break
- 21 Security Mistakenly Tries to Kick Out Neymar Jr. After He Cashes First WSOP Event
- 22 Breaking News: Phil Ivey Closing in on Elusive 11th WSOP Bracelet Tonight
- 23 Doyle Brunson Becomes a WPT Ambassador, Might Play WSOP Main Event
- 24 World Series of Daniel's? Zack, Weinman (But Not Negreanu) Lead POY Race
- 25 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller Kicks Off; Ivey, Negreanu and Kenney All Enter
- 26 Ali Imsirovic Busts WSOP $250K Super High Roller on Brutal Cooler
- 27 Cruising in the $250k, Is 2022 One of Phil Ivey's Best WSOP's Ever?
- 28 Runner-Runner Bad Beat Tilts Negreanu; Poker Star Out of WSOP $250k
- 29 Navy Vet Reps Military Charity During WSOP Salute to Warriors Event
- 30 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Meet Wendeen Eolis, 1st Woman to Ever Cash Main Event
- 31 Dan Zack Still Leads WSOP POY Race; Ivey, Deeb within Striking Distance
- 32 888poker Pro Ian Simpson Gears Up for 2022 WSOP Main Event
- 33 Poker Players Who Have Defended Their WSOP Bracelet
- 34 How to Make Day 2 of the Million Dollar Bounty
- 35 Poker Player Wins WSOP Main Event Satty in His Sleep...Literally
- 36 Josh Arieh Flushed Out of WSOP Main Event Early; Four Past Champs in Day 1a
- 37 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Yuvee Loses $50K to Pair of Deuces; Ivey Hits Ace from Space
- 38 BREAKING: Phil Hellmuth at 2022 WSOP $3,000 NLH Final Table, Chasing 17th Bracelet
- 39 Will the 2022 WSOP Main Event Smash the Attendance Record?
- 40 Barstool Sports' Cracking Aces Podcast Hosts Crush it on Main Event Day 1
- 41 WSOP Main Event Railbird Pays Back Daniel Negreanu Four-Year "Debt"
- 42 Matt Glantz Finds the $1 Million WSOP Bounty
- 43 BREAKING: WSOP Main Event Day 2 Schedule Altered
- 44 Aces Bust Kings 15 Minutes into Day 1b of WSOP Main Event
- 45 The Muck: Ike Haxton Takes on Barstool Sports' Poker Invasion
- 46 2022 WSOP Player of the Week 5: Jessica Teusl Wins First Bracelet at First WSOP
- 47 2022 WSOP Main Event Draws Massive Field, Almost Breaks All-Time Record
- 48 Phil Hellmuth's World Series of Poker Entrance Met w/ a Chorus of Boos
- 49 Robert Lipkin is the 2022 WSOP Main Event Bubble
- 50 SO SICK! Kings vs. Kings Cooler Busts 888poker's Sam Abernathy from the WSOP Main Event
- 51 Koray Aldemir: Back-to-Back WSOP Main Event Runs "A Privilege"
- 52 Brutal River! Aces, Queens, & Jacks All In Preflop in WSOP Main Event
- 53 Former World Champ Tom McEvoy Shares his Poker Samadhi Wisdom
- 54 Did Alejandro Lococo Pull Off Best WSOP Main Event Bluff Since Moneymaker?
- 55 The Muck: Did Mike Matusow Really Have a Blow Up in the WSOP Main Event?
- 56 Dan Zack Claims 2022 WSOP Player of the Year Honors
- 57 How Much Money Players at 2022 WSOP Main Event Final Table Really Made
- 58 Espen Jorstad Wins 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000
- 59 Las Vegas Active Shooter Rumors Spark Panic; WSOP Impacted, Negreanu Injured
- 60 Quads Dooms Asher Conniff at WSOP Main Event Final Table
- 61 Aces Cracked! Souki Busts from WSOP Main Event Final Table
- 62 Espen Jorstad Holds Commanding Lead in Pursuit of WSOP Main Event Title
- 63 Not Su's Day: From Chip Leader to Out in 9th Place
- 64 A Look at All the 2022 WSOP Online Michigan Bracelet Winners
- 65 Five Memorable Hands from the 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table
- 66 Where Are They Now: Ron “The Carolina Express” Stanley Battled Stu Ungar at 1997 WSOP
- 67 WATCH: One of the Best Folds in WSOP Main Event History?
- 68 Adrian Attenborough Just Made Two of the Gutsiest Plays of the 2022 WSOP
- 69 Can Karim Rebei Click his Way to a WSOP Main Event Title?
- 70 Cool, Calm & Collected Efthymia Litsou is WSOP Main Event's Last Woman Standing
- 71 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Quads, Quads, Quads, Quads!
- 72 Brutal River! Aces, Queens, & Jacks All In Preflop in WSOP Main Event
- 73 Daniel Negreanu Wraps 2022 World Series of Poker Down $1.1 Million
- 74 How the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Will Be Remembered
- 75 PN Podcast: 2022 WSOP Main Event Final Thoughts; Interviews w/ Main Event Final Three