Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack

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Prize Pool $710,550
Players 1579

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Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack
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Allan “Treeoflife” Cheung Wins WSOP Online Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack ($120,083)

Event 22 Final Hand
Event 22 Final Hand

On Wednesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack attracted 1,082 players who rebought 497 times. The 1,579-entry field created a $710,550 prize pool and after seven hours of play, Allan “Treeoflife” Cheung claimed the bracelet and $120,082.95 top prize.

To claim victory, Cheung played a patient game at the final table, carefully biding his time with the blinds so high. In fact, he didn’t score any eliminations until he made it to heads-up play against Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler, who four days earlier had finished second in Event #18: $1,000 NLH 8-Handed Turbo Deepstack for $111,955. Unfortunately for Kotler, he was once again denied the bracelet and had to settle for another runner-up finish.

According to WSOP.com, Cheung hails from Little Neck, New York, and had three prior cashes in the online series leading up to his victory. The first was 248th in Event #10: $600 Monster Stack for $1,008, followed by 156th in Event #11: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed for $913. The third came in Event #16: $500 NLH Turbo when he placed 113th for $963.

2020 WSOP Online Event #22 Final Table Results

1Allan “Treeoflife” Cheung$120,083
2Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler$74,039
3Brian “JackBogle” Altman$53,291
4Daniel “juice” Buzgon$38,725
5Terrell “heezahustla” Cheatham$28,493
6Louie “pongpong” Valderrama$21,174
7Derek “this1smyvice” Salgals$15,916
8Kara “theLMT90” Denning$12,079
9RobertNvrstsfied” Natividad$9,308

After Giuseppe “Pantalette” Pantaleo bubbled in 249th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a fast and furious pace. Among those to go deep but fall short of the final table were Anthony “heheh” Zinno (93rd - $1,065.82), Melisa “NJ_Melisa” Singh (86th - $1,207.93), Erica “huckcheevers” Lindgren (69th - $1,492.15), Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn (40th - $2,415.87), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (32nd - $2,913.25), and final table bubble boy Mike “mouth123” Matusow (10th - $7,247.61).

The first casualty of the final table was Robert “Nvrstsfied” Natividad, who lost a race with pocket nines to the ace-queen of Kotler.

Not long after, Kara “theLMT90” Denning got it in good preflop with ace-king against the king-ten of Derek “this1smyvice” Salgals, but the latter flopped the nut straight to send the former out the door in eighth place. Kotler then used an ace-king of his own to dispatch Salgal, who got it all in preflop holding ace-ten.

Louie “pongpong” Valderrama bowed out in sixth place after failing to get there with ace-jack against Daniel “juice” Buzgon’s pocket jacks, and then Event #16: $500 NLH Turbo winner Terrell “heezahustla” Cheatham ran ace-nine into Kotler’s ace-queen to exit in fifth place.

Buzgon busted in fourth after losing a flip with pocket sevens to Brian "JackBogle" Altman’s ace-jack, and then Altman, who had started the final table as the chip leader, followed him out the door in third after flopping deuces and threes against Kotler, who flopped the same two pair but held the better kicker.

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

Kotler began heads-up play with 41 million to Cheung’s 22 million, but the latter managed to double into the lead before closing it out with ace-seven after calling a three-bet jam from Kotler, who had ten-eight suited. An ace on the turn sealed the deal and Cheung laid claim to the gold bracelet.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #23: $500 NLH Knockout – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Thursday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($74,039.31)

Myles Kotler
Myles Kotler

With blinds at 600,000/1,200,000/150,000, Allan "Treeoflife" Cheung opened for 2,400,000 and then called Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler's three-bet jam to 23,370,202.

Allan "Treeoflife" Cheung: {a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}

Cheung was ahead and nothing changed after the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop.

The {a-Diamonds} turn paired Cheung's ace and left Kolter drawing dead to the {8-Hearts} river.

Allan "Treeoflife" Cheung 63,160,000 23,444,860
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler US Busted

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Brian "JackBogle" Altman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,291.25)

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

With the blinds at 500,000/1,000,000/125,000, Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler raised to 2 million on the button and Brian "JackBogle" Altman defended his big blind to see a {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop. Altman checked, Kotler bet 1,234,567, and Altman check-raised all in for 16,732,062. Kotler called and the hands were revealed.

Brian "JackBogle" Altman: {6-Spades}{2-Spades}
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler: {2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Both players had deuces and threes, but Kotler's king kicker was trouble for Altman. Neither the {q-Diamonds} turn nor {j-Diamonds} river helped Altman and he bowed out in third place.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler US 41,027,640 22,841,629
Allan "Treeoflife" Cheung 22,132,360
Brian "JackBogle" Altman Busted

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Daniel "juice" Buzgon Eliminated in 4th Place ($28,493.05)

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon

With blinds at 300,000/600,000/75,000, Brian "JackBogle" Altman opened under the gun for 1,200,000 and then called Daniel "juice" Buzgon's 8,686,438 three-bet jam from the small blind.

Daniel "juice" Buzgon: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Brian "JackBogle" Altman: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Buzgon was racing for his tournament life and Altman took the lead after the {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop paired his ace.

The {k-Clubs} turn was no help to Buzgon nor was the {8-Hearts} river ending his tournament in fourth place.

Buzgon Drops in 4th Place
Buzgon Drops in 4th Place
Brian "JackBogle" Altman 25,408,450 6,228,661
Daniel "juice" Buzgon Busted

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Terrell "heezahustla" Cheatham Eliminated in 5th Place ($28,493.05)


With blinds at 300,000/600,000/75,000, Terrell "heezahustla" Cheatham raised all in for 5,670,892 from the button and Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler gave him isolation after he came over the top for 12,039,726 from the small blind.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Terrell "heezahustla" Cheatham: {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Cheatham was dominated and the {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop left him drawing dead.

The board completed with the {2-Hearts} on the turn followed by the {5-Clubs} on the river ending Cheatham's tournament in fifth place.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler US 18,685,618 2,586,426
Terrell "heezahustla" Cheatham us Busted

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Louie "pongpong" Valderrama Eliminated in 6th Place ($21,174.39)


With the blinds at 250,000/500,000/62,500, Daniel "juice" Buzgon moved all in under the gun for 6,759,376 and Louie "pongpong" Valderrama called off for 2,591,207 from the big blind.

Louie "pongpong" Valderrama: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Daniel "juice" Buzgon: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Valderrama failed to get there to bust in sixth place.

Daniel "juice" Buzgon 9,975,583 6,593,395
Louie "pongpong" Valderrama Busted

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Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,916.32)


With blinds at 200,000/400,000/50,000, Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler raised to 800,000 and then called when Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals three-bet jammed for 5,812,722 next to act.

Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals: {10-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler: {k-Spades}{a-Hearts}

Salgals was way behind and was left drawing dead on the {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{a-Spades}{q-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop as the four-spade board gave Kotler the better flush draw.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler US 16,099,192 2,870,534
Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals Busted

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Kara "theLMT90" Denning Eliminated in 8th Place ($12,079.35)


With blinds at 200,000/400,000/50,000, Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals open-jammed for 2,246,920 from early position and Kara "theLMT90" Denning called off her 1,765,822 stack from the cutoff.

Kara "theLMT90" Denning: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals: {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Salgals was dominated until the {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop appeared giving him the straight.

The {4-Diamonds} turn didn't change at thing nor did the {2-Diamonds} river ending Denning's tournament in eighth place.

Derek "this1smyvice" Salgals 5,012,722 2,585,802
Kara "theLMT90" Denning Busted