Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
Day 1 Completed
Phil Galfond Close to WSOP Bracelet as Josh "loofa" Pollock Wins $600 WSOP.com Online PLO for $139,740
After almost 13 hours of grinding online, 'loofa' has come out on top of the $600 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot Limit Omaha 6-handed event and won the gold WSOP bracelet. There were a total of 652 entries including 564 rebuys, which saw Josh "loofa" Pollock win $139,740 and his second bracelet.
In the final hand of the night, Pollock and his opponent Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch got all the chips in the middle pre-flop and 'loofa' flopped the nut flush, almost leaving 'TheBigGift' drawing dead. The turn was exciting as 'TheBigGift' picked up two pairs to have a shot at making a full house, but it was meant to be for 'loofa' as the river was a blank.
|1st||Josh "loofa" Pollock||United States||$139,740|
|2nd||Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch||United States||$85,560|
|3rd||Jared "jebronlames1" Bleznick||United Sates||$59,163|
|4th||Martin "BathroomLine" Zamani||United Sates||$41,565|
|5th||Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond||United States||$29,680|
|6th||Chris "babycow" Back||Canada||$21,538|
|7th||Jack "FlushStr8ted" Shea||United States||$15,956|
Phil Galfond was eliminated in fifth place crushing his dream of his fourth WSOP bracelet. Galfond, founder of Run it Once, had laid pretty low for the first few hours of the tournament but when he got to the final four tables, he had a dominating chip lead and was relentless with the three-betting and continuation betting.
Galfond led several times at the final table and at one point looked sure to at least make heads-up, but was unlucky to run into Gooch's flopped full house with only five players remaining, giving up his chip lead for the first time since twelve players left. Galfond eventually got it in with a rivered flush, but Jared 'Jebronlames1' Bleznick, one-time a regular foe of Galfond online, finished him off in fifth place with a flopped full house sixes full of nines.
It was to be Josh "loofa" Pollock who would win the event and the latest online WSOP bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews as we cover every event at the 2019 World Series of Poker.
The action began with Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch opening from the button to 900,000, Josh "loofa" Pollock re-raised to 2,700,000 and Gooch shipped the rest of their remaining stack in the middle.
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch:
Josh "loofa" Pollock:
The flop fell giving 'Loofa' the nut flush and leaving 'TheBigGift' needing to hit runner-running to stay alive for a chance at the WSOP.com gold bracelet. The turn card gave 'TheBigGift' some hope but unfortunately, the river was not what he was looking for. 'TheBigGift' finsihed in 2nd Place for $85,560.19 and almost had a taste of their first gold WSOP bracelet
Jared "Jebronlames1" Bleznick fell short of the WSOP.com gold bracelet by only two places when he was eliminated in 3rd place for $59,163.26.
The action began with 'TheBigGift' opening from the button to 875,000 and 'BathroomLine' shoved all in for 1,893,832 after 'Jebronlames1' folded the small blind. 'TheBigGift' instantly called.
The board ran out giving 'TheBigGift' a pair of kings to eliminate 'BathroomLine' in 4th place.
The action had folded to Phil 'HeyGuys' Galfond in the cut-off, he opened to 450,000 and 'Jebronlames1' called from the big blind. The action got checked to the turn on the board of where 'Jebronlames1' bet 400,000 and 'HeyGuys' called. The river was the and 'Jebronlames1' bet 1,800,000 and 'HeyGuys' called off his remaining stack.
Phil 'HeyGuys' Galfond:
Galfond had rivered the ace high flush but was shown the bad news when 'Jebronlames1' tabled a flopped full house, eliminating him in 5th place.
'TheBigGift' raised from the cut-off to 700,000 and Phil 'HeyGuys' Galfond defended the big blind. The flop was the and both players checked. On the turn 'HeyGuys' check-raised to 2,775,000 and 'TheBigGift' moved all in and was called.
'TheBigGift' had flopped a full house and doubled through 'HeyGuys'