Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||400,000 / 800,000|
Day 1 Completed
Jason 'TheBigGift' Gooch Wins His First WSOP Bracelet in the $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $241,492 (full)
After 12 hours of grinding online, Jason 'TheBigGift' Gooch has come out on top of the $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack event. Having finished runner-up to Josh "loofa" Pollock in the $600 PLO WSOP.com online bracelet event earlier this summer, this time around he was able to take down the title. With a total of 922 entries, Gooch was the last man standing and won $241,492.94 and his first bracelet.
|1||Jason 'TheBigGift' Gooch||United States||$241,492.94|
|2||Brian 'Pure__reason' Wood||United States||$148,542.85|
|3||Anthony 'Scrotile' Augustino||United Sates||$104,980.41|
|4||Dario 'Sirio87' Sammartino||Italy||$75,094.55|
|5||Timothy 'Stucksoomuch' Wong||United States||$54,453.05|
|6||Ran 'Margarete' Koller||United States||$40,143.29|
|7||Gianluca 'inmyhouse' Speranza||Italy||$29,885.86|
|8||Justin 'KingFortune' Liberto||United States||$22,541.03|
|9||Max 'Max Sparrow' Pescatori||Italy||$17,348.99|
Besides coming close to winning his first WSOP bracelet just a couple of weeks ago, Gooch has also cashed in a few live World Series of Poker tournaments this summer including finishing in 51st place for $4,083 in the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, and finishing 162nd for $2,248 in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha.
The final table was a stacked affair featuring Max 'Max Sparrow' Pescatori (ninth - $17,348.99), Justin 'KingFortune' Liberto (eight, $22,541.03), and Dario 'Sirio87' Sammartino (fourth for $75,084.85).
Pescatori got it in with seven-jack suited but was unable to get a triple as Augustino and countryman Sammartino chopped up his stack with king-nine for both. Ran 'Margarete' Koller got it in with queens against Sammartino's ace-king and saw the latter hit an ace on the flop.
Timothy 'Stucksoomuch' Wong got it in as a small dog holding king-four to Augustino's ace-six. Neither player hit anything and the tournament was down to four players. Sammartino followed him out of the door, busting with king-queen to the eventual winner's ace-jack.
In what was now a rapid game of poker, Anthony "Scrotile" Augstino was out only minutes later. He got it in with queen-six against king-queen and couldn't hit a six or any other sort of help.
The heads-up took a little bit longer, with the lead shifting a couple of times. Eventually, Jason 'TheBigGift' Gooch got out ahead against Brian 'Pure__reason' Wood. In the last hand of the tournament, Gooch flopped trips and saw no threats appear on the turn or river against Wood's inferior hand.
After an hour of heads up going back and forth, all of the chips went in the middle on the turn after 'TheBigGift' had flopped trip fours. 'Pure__reason' couldn't catch up on the river and with that, it was over and another bracelet winner had been decided.
'Pure__reason' came so close to getting the WSOP gold bracelet but finished in 2nd place for $148,542.
All the chips went in the middle preflop and both hands were tabled.
The board ran out and 'Pure__reason' doubled up with his nine-kicker playing.
In a limped pot the flop came and both 'Pure__reason' and 'TheBigGift' checked.
The hit the turn and 'TheBigGift' bet out 950,000 after 'Pure__reason' checked again.
The river was the , 'Pure__reason' checked once again and 'TheBigGift' fired out 4,852,500 and 'Pure__reason' called.
'TheBigGift' virtually showed and scooped the pot.
Jason Gooch, a.k.a. 'TheBigGift' raised the button to 1,200,000 and 'Pure__reason' called.
The flop came , 'Pure__reason' checked and 'TheBigGift' continued for 875,000 'Pure__reason' called. The turn was the and after 'Pure__reason' checked, 'TheBigGift' fired 7,370,000 and 'Pure__reason' snap folded.
'Scrotile' shoved from the small blind for 5,401,396 and 'pure__reason' snap-called.
The board ran out eliminating 'scrotile' in third place.