2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$575 Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $575
Prize Pool $147,000
Players 294

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 15,000 / 25,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 64
$575 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Joe Walters Wins the RunGood Poker Series Jamul Casino Main Event ($31,280)

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Joe Walters
Joe Walters

Joe Walters finished Day 2 of the RunGood Poker Series Jamul Casino $575 Main Event the same way he finished Day 1b; on a surge, and on top of the chip counts in the end.

Walters was the last one standing from a field of 294 entrants, defeating Kevin Meyers heads-up and winning the Main Event from Jamul Casino in San Diego, California. Per the terms of a heads-up deal, Walters takes home $31,280, along with the RGPS ring and a $550 seat to the RGPS Pro-am at PokerGO Studios in December.

Meyers, who started the day with just 14 big blinds, rode a early-day wave and came up just short of winning the championship, coming in second for $23,505.

"For him to start the day with 26k, then finish second, is just an amazing accomplishment," Walters said of Meyers. "I was glad to play him heads up, it was fun.

Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Joe WaltersUnited States$31,280*
2Kevin MeyersUnited States$23,505*
3Robert FortunoUnited States$14,655
4Tim AckerUnited Kingdom$9,150
5Chris CarneyUnited States$7,065
6Imad KeroUnited States$5,950
7Spencer TepUnited States$4,915
8Papa KarnUnited States$4,045
9David ParaUnited States$3,200

*denotes heads-up deal

Final Table Action

The action was fast when the tournament went nine-handed, led by the fearless style of Spencer Tep. Tep came into the final nine with the chip lead, but bowed out in seventh place after a series of plays that didn't go his way.

Tep, along with the shortest three stacks going into the final table, all were eliminated within the first full level of the final table, leaving the final five to battle it out.

Meyers began to make his run to the second-place finish after taking a big pot from Chris Carney. Carney (5th - $7,065) was knocked out in the following hand.

Final Table
Final Table

Tim Acker (4th - $9,150) went out next, sending a massive amount of chips Walters' way in a hand that saw Walters flop a straight against Acker's two pair.

"I just wanted to pile the money in, thinking he had a big hand," Walters said of the hand. "I didn't want any scare cards to come, so I decided to get in in."

Robert Fortuno (3rd - $14,655) went to three-handed play with the stacks relatively even among himself, Walters and Meyers at times, but went home in third to send Meyers and Walters to the heads up match.

Jennifer Gianera Crowned RGPS Jamul Casino Champion

Jennifer Gianera
Jennifer Gianera is the RGPS Jamul Casino Champ

Jennifer Gianera finished fifth in Event #6 putting her ahead of everyone else in the Casino Champion point total. With registration closed in Event #7, there were only a handful of players entered in The Closer that could still pass her with a strong enough finish. Eventually, they were all eliminated; her fate was sealed and she was declared the Casino Champion! Gianera will represent the San Diego Card Sharks at the PokerGO Pro-Am invite-only event this December.

RGPS Side Event Winners

TournamentEntriesPrizepoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $125 Pro Bounty216$22,680Jounie Angcao$3,254
Event #2: $180 Deepstack211$29,540Jennifer Gianera$6,050
Event #3: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty99$11,435Richard Furfaro$2,220
Event #4: $300 PLO47$12,220Glen Adams$4,275
Event #5: $575 Main Event294$147,000Joe Walters$31,280
Event #6: $240 Black Chip Bounty67$7,035Nadem Pattah$4,275
Event #7: $100 Series Closer87$6,960Aaron Knapp$1,437

Tags: Chris CarneyJoe WaltersKevin MeyersRobert FortunoSpencer Tep

Kevin Meyers Eliminated in 2nd Place ($23,505)

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Kevin Meyers
Kevin Meyers

With the board showing {5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Joe Walters checked, Kevin Meyers bet 25,000, Walters check-raised to 125,000, Meyers shoved, and Walters called.

Kevin Meyers: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Joe Walters: {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The turn came {10-Hearts}, with Meyers' top pair continuing to hold, but the {2-Clubs} on the river brought in the flush, and clinched the RGPS Jamul Casino Main Event championship for Walters.

Joe Walters us
Joe Walters
us 5,880,000 2,300,000
Kevin Meyers us
Kevin Meyers
us Busted

Tags: Joe WaltersKevin Meyers

Walters Pulls Back Ahead

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Joe Walters opened to 80,000, and Kevin Meyers called.

Meyers checked the {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop, Walters bet 105,000, Meyers check-raised to 225,000, and Walters called.

Meyers bet 245,000 on the {k-Diamonds} river, Walters raised to 530,000, and Meyers folded.

Joe Walters us
Joe Walters
us 3,580,000 780,000
Kevin Meyers us
Kevin Meyers
us 2,300,000 -780,000

Tags: Joe WaltersKevin Meyers

Meyers Takes the Lead

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

With the board showing {6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}, Kevin Meyers checked, and Joe Walters bet 85,000, with Meyers calling.

Meyers check-called a 180,000 bet on the {2-Diamonds} turn.

Meyers led out for 500,000 on the {8-Diamonds} river, and Walters called. Walters mucked when Meyers turned over {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, good for the straight.

Kevin Meyers us
Kevin Meyers
us 3,080,000 950,000
Joe Walters us
Joe Walters
us 2,800,000 -960,000

Tags: Joe WaltersKevin Meyers

Meyers, Walters Make a Deal

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Joe Walters has locked up $27,280, Kevin Meyers will get a guaranteed $23,505, and the two players will keep playing for the remaining $4,000 left in the prize pool, as well as the RGPS ring and $550 seat to the RGPS Pro-am at PokerGO Studios in December 2020.

Robert Fortuno Eliminated in 3rd Place ($14,655)

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Robert Fortuno
Robert Fortuno

Robert Fortuno opened to 90,000 in the small blind, Joe Walters three-bet to 325,000 from the big blind, Fortuno four-bet all in for 1,160,000 total, and Walters called.

Robert Fortuno: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Joe Walters: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Board: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

Walters' pocket queens stayed ahead the whole way, and Fortuno exits in third place.

Joe Walters us
Joe Walters
us 3,760,000 660,000
Kevin Meyers us
Kevin Meyers
us 2,130,000 1,250,000
Robert Fortuno us
Robert Fortuno
us Busted

Tags: Joe WaltersRobert Fortuno

Walters Makes Correct Call on Meyers

GeoffFisk • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

With {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} on the board, Joe Walters bet 75,000 from the big blind, Kevin Meyers raised to 190,000, and Walters called.

Walters checked the {j-Clubs} river, Meyers bet 240,000, and Walters called. Meyers immediately complemented Walters on a good call, and Walters showed {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for the win.

Joe Walters us
Joe Walters
us 3,780,000 580,000
Kevin Meyers us
Kevin Meyers
us 360,000 -520,000

Tags: Kevin MeyersJoe Walters