Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||200,000 / 400,000|
Day 1 Completed
Upeshka 'gomezhamburg' De Silva Wins Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Bounty for $100,262.72!
It took just over 11 hours for a champion to be crowned in Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Bounty and when the dust settled, it was a familiar face in Upeshka 'gomezhamburg' De Silva who emerged as the victor.
The title of victor earned De Silva a first place prize of $98,262.72. The Sri Lankan-born native of Texas topped a field of 1,224 players in the only online knockout event of the summer, generating a total prize pool of $673,200. Of that, $550,800 went to the regular prize pool and $122,400 to the bounty prize pool. In addition to winning the tournament, De Silva also topped the field with a whopping 18 bounties at $100 each, bringing his total winnings to $100,062.72 for the tournament.
De Silva was seen on the leaderboard from the final 100 players and was second in chips in the tournament at both the final two and final three tables stages. He entered the final table fourth in chips, narrowly behind Pretabotones with around one-and-a-half times the average stack at the time.
When the final table was reached, 'bendtheknee', p.bateman, 'johnsonck', and 'davidas777' all found themselves with under twelve big blinds in their stack. It wasn't long before 'BoatyBoatz (9th place) and 'B3ndTheKnee' (8th place) were eliminated. After about 10 more minutes of play, 'johnsonck' (7th place) joined the rail when De Silva's ace-king held versus ace-ten all in preflop.
Final Table Results
|1||Upeshka 'gomezhamburg' De Silva||United States||$98,262.72|
|2||David 'dave419' Nodes||United States||$60,092.28|
Six-handed play lasted for about two minutes before 'p.bateman' was eliminated (6th place) and De Silva found himself with 7.1 million chips, the chip leader with five left. A full level of action later saw 'Turko' (5th place) and 'Pretabotones' (4th place) eliminated, with De Silva increasing his stack to 9.7 million.
Three-handed play then began with De Silva second in chips behind eventual runner-up David 'dave419' Nodes, whose stack was just shy of 15 million. Third in chips was 'davidas777', who entered the final table ninth in chips. De Silva eliminated 'davidas777' in an all-in preflop situation for under ten big blinds, when his queen-nine suited hit a backdoor flush to beat the pair of sevens of 'davidas777'.
When heads-up play began, De Silva had a narrow chip lead but saw Nodes pull away to a two-to-one chip advantage after about 15 minutes of play. The two then got all in preflop, with Da Silva having pocket fives to the ace-ten of Nodes. The flop brought three hearts, with Nodes having the ace of hearts. However, the turn and river were both clean and the players' stacks were all of a sudden reversed. From there, De Silva continued to grind Nodes down and ultimately won the tournament when his pocket tens hit a ten in an all-in preflop situation, giving him a set and securing the victory.
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'dave419' Eliminated in 2nd Place ($60,092.28); 'gomezhamburg' Wins Event #38: $600 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'Em Knockout Bounty
After winning a few more small pots, 'gomezhamburg' had a commanding chip lead with a stack of 22,482,720. 'dave419' was down to their last 4,174,858 and the two got stacks all in preflop.
'gomezhamburg' had and hit a ten, having 'dave419' drawing dead on the turn and securing victory, good for $98,262.72 plus bounties and a WSOP gold bracelet.
A detailed recap of the tournament is soon to come, so check back shortly for more.
'gomezhamburg' shoved all in preflop for 7,709,681 and 'dave419' called, sending the two off to the races for the first opportunity of the night for the WSOP gold bracelet.
The board ran out and 'gomezhamburg' held, winning the coin flip and taking the chip lead in commanding fashion.
'gomezhamburg' raised to 640,000 in the small blind and 'dave419' defended, bringing a flop of . 'dave419' check-called a continuation-bet of 388,960 from 'gomezhamburg' and the turn came . 'dave419' checked and 'gomezhamburg' fired a second barrel of 899,066.
'dave419' put in a check-raise to 2,438,132 and got a fold from 'gomezhamburg', taking down the pot.
With a bit of back and forth over the last five minutes, 'dave419' has won a few more smaller pots than 'gomezhamburg' has and is now at over a two-to-one chip lead.
Having been fairly even, 'dave419' has taken a faily useful lead against 'gomezhamburg', with over 5 million chips now between them. With a WSOP gold bracelet on the line, can Dave get it done?
'gomezhamburg' opened from the small blind to 560,000 and 'dave419' defended. The flop came and 'dave419' checked to 'gomezhamburg', who made a continuation-bet of 376,550. 'dave419' clicked it back to 753,100 and 'gomezhamburg' made the call. The turn came and 'dave419' bet 1,348,100. 'gomezhamburg' called and the river was . 'dave419' shoved all in for 6,770,374' and got a fold from 'gomezhamburg'. The fold now brings stacks to nearly even.