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Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000

Players Info

Entries 992
Prize Pool $2,708,160
Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 4 Completed

Sean Dempsey Wins Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'Em ($548,460)

gqzdaddy • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Sean Dempsey
Sean Dempsey

Sean Dempsey had made one other final table at the WSOP and that was last year’s $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. We overheard Dempsey in his winner interview say that Omaha was his primary game, but it was no-limit hold’em that he mastered over the last three and a half days.

The event started four days ago and would draw 992 entrants and create a prize pool of over $2.7 million. Dempsey quietly made his way through a field that included many big names and Day 3 runs from the likes of Matt Affleck (21st) and Dylan Linde (16th).

Late Day 3 runs came to an end at the final table for Layne Flack (7th), Nam Le (6th) and Ryan Laplante (5th). After Ryan Olisar was eliminated in 4th place early in the last level of the evening the final three battled, but ended up still three-handed at the end of the final level of the night.

The scheduled three-day event had to take to a fourth day to settle things and three players returned today to fight it out. Jacob Schindler came in holding a slight chip lead over Ryan Jaconetti, but was the first go even after his {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} flopped big {6-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{k-Spades} versus the {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} of Jaconetti. The {j-Spades} turn was even bigger, but the {a-Diamonds} on the river counterfeited his two pair and Jaconetti had him outkicked.

Jaconetti went into heads-up play with a more-than 2:1 chip lead, but Dempsey seemed to remain patient. They would trade jabs and double ups, until the last hand when Dempsey’s pocket jacks held against the queen-ten of Jaconetti.

With the win, Dempsey will take home his second six-figure payday from the WSOP, but this one is nearly five times his previous at $548,460. In addition, Dempsey earned a nice piece of jewelry and title of “WSOP bracelet winner."

Tags: Dylan LindeLayne FlackMatt AffleckNam LeRyan JaconettiRyan LaplanteRyan OlisarSean Dempsey

Ryan Jaconetti Eliminated in 2nd Place ($339,440)

gqzdaddy • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Ryan Jaconetti
Ryan Jaconetti

Hand #284: Ryan Jaconetti moved all in and Dempsey snap-called, tabling the {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Jaconetti would need help for his {q-Spades}{10-Hearts} to stay alive. The {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop gave Dempsey the set and Jaconetti the open-ended straight draw. The {q-Clubs} turn changed nothing and the {4-Hearts} river finished off Jaconetti and sent all of the chips to Dempsey.

Sean Dempsey us 8,900,000 1,950,000
Ryan Jaconetti us Busted

Tags: Ryan JaconettiSean Dempsey

Hands #277-283: Jaconetti In Survival Mode

Yardley • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #277: Sean Dempsey opened for 400,000 and won the pot.

Hand #278: Ryan Jaconetti gave Dempsey a walk.

Hand #279: Dempsey opened for 400,000 and Jaconetti folded.

Hand #280: Jaconetti folded.

Hand #281: Dempsey limped, Jaconetti checked and they saw a flop of {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts} which was checked. The {7-Spades} on the turn was checked and the river {10-Spades} saw Jaconetti bet 325,000 and win the pot.

Hand #282: Jaconetti called and they saw another limped flop of {2-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. Dempsey checked and Jaconetti checked. The turn was the {7-Spades} and Dempsey bet 300,000 to take it down.

Hands #272-276: Dempsey Takes Over

gqzdaddy • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #272: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 400,000 and Sean Dempsey reraised to 1,100,000; Jaconetti folded.

Hand #273: Sean Dempsey raised to 400,000 and Jaconetti folded.

Hand #274: Sean Dempsey received a walk.

Hand #275: Sean Dempsey called and Ryan Jaconetti checked his option. The flop was {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{a-Spades}, Jaconetti checked and Dempsey bet 300,000; Dempsey called. The turn was the {3-Hearts} and both players checked. The {q-Clubs} fell on the river and Jaconetti bet 325,000 and Dempsey raised to 850,000. Jaconetti called, but mucked when Dempsey showed {q-Hearts}{4-Spades} for two pair.

Hand #276: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 400,000 and Ryan Dempsey folded.

Sean Dempsey us 6,950,000 2,850,000
Ryan Jaconetti us 1,950,000 -2,750,000

Tags: Ryan JaconettiSean Dempsey

Hands #267-271: Can’t Separate These Two

Yardley • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #267: Sean Dempsey moved all in and Ryan Jaconetti folded.

Hand #268: Jaconetti made it 400,000 and Dempsey folded.

Hand #269: Dempsey moved all in. No call from Jaconetti.

Hand #270: Jaconetti opened for 400,000 and Dempsey called. The flop was {7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Dempsey checked, Jaconetti bet 400,000 and Dempsey moved all in. Jaconetti mucked.

Hand #271: Dempsey gave Jaconetti a walk.

Ryan Jaconetti us 4,700,000 -90,000
Sean Dempsey us 4,100,000 -10,000

Tags: Ryan JaconettiSean Dempsey

Hands #262-266: Back and Forth

gqzdaddy • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #262: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 400,000 and Sean Dempsey folded.

Hand #263: Sean Dempsey raised to 400,000 and Ryan Jaconetti called. The flop was {q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {7-Spades} and both players again checked. The {5-Clubs} fell on the river, Jaconetti bet 325,000 and Dempsey folded.

Hand #264: Sean Dempsey received a walk.

Hand #265: Sean Dempsey called and Ryan Jaconetti checked his option. The flop came {q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Jaconetti bet 200,000. Dempsey called to see a turn of the {j-Hearts}. Jaconetti checked, Dempsey bet 400,000 and Jaconetti folded.

Hand #266: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 400,000 and Dempsey folded.

Tags: Sean DempseyRyan Jaconetti

Hands #257-261: River Saves Dempsey, Doubles Up

Yardley • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Sean Dempsey
Sean Dempsey

Hand #257: Sean Dempsey moved all in and got call. Dempseyu had {k-Spades}{6-Hearts} and was all in at risk for 2,055,000. Ryan Jaconetti showed {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The cards ran out {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Spades} with the final spade giving Dempsey a flush and a double up.

Hand #258: Jaconetti made it 400,000 and Dempsey called. The flop was the {7-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Spades}. Both checked and the turn was the {6-Clubs}. Jaconetti bet 300,000 and he won the pot.

Hand #259: Jaconetti got a walk.

Hand #260: Jaconetti limped and they saw a flop of {q-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. Dempsey checked and Jaconetti bet 225,000 to win the hand.

Hand #261: Dempsey moved all in and took it down.

Ryan Jaconetti us 4,790,000 1,890,000
Sean Dempsey us 4,110,000 -1,890,000

Tags: Ryan JaconettiSean Dempsey

Hands #252-256: Jaconetti Doubles Late in Level To Take Command

gqzdaddy • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #252: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 350,000 and Sean Dempsey reraised to 875,000. Jaconetti moved all in and Dempsey quickly called.

Dempsey: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Jaconetti: {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Jaconetti’s rail erupted. The {6-Diamonds} on the turn left Dempsey with one out and it didn’t come as the {7-Hearts} fell on the river.

Hand #253: Ryan Jaconetti received a walk.

Hand #254: Ryan Jaconetti raised to 350,000 and Sean Dempsey folded.

Hand #255: Ryan Jaconetti received a walk.

Hand #256: Ryan Jaconetti called and Sean Dempsey checked his option. The flop came {2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, Dempsey checked and Jaconetti bet 225,000; Dempsey folded.

Tags: Ryan JaconettiSean Dempsey