Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||14,000 / 28,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
It was an eventful day on the WSOP.com Pennsylvania virtual felt, as Event #5: $777 No Limit Hold'em Lucky 7's saw 158 players pony up 68 additional rebuys, to build up a $158,200 prize pool to shoot for. With an exciting final table that featured a recent WSOP.com Pennsylvania Bracelet winner, it was Nicholas "Mr.Magoo7" Lein who rode the hot hand to a WSOP Gold Bracelet, along with $40,325 in cash.
Lein made a statement early, with a double knockout of Kyle "ISeeYourNuts" Lorenz and Michael "TonyBandanas" Lavin to start their ascent up the counts. It wasn't until the final table where Lein became a true force, however, eliminating six of the final eight players, including the first three within ten minutes of each other. It took a little longer in heads-up play, but "Mr.Magoo7" was able to finally dispatch Ben "Tallinn" Gazzola and earn the coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet.
Event #5: $777 No Limit Hold'em Lucky 7's Final Table Results
|1||Nicholas "Mr.Magoo7" Lein||$40,325|
|2||Ben "Tallinn" Gazzola||$24,917|
|3||Thomas "96Tears" Davis||$17,133|
|4||Conrad "TheReserve" Simpson||$12,007|
|5||Francis "CheckCheckCh" Sharp||$8,590|
|6||Travis "UnitedWeZag" Herzing||$6,360|
|7||Charles "pokervanman" Alex-Barton||$4,762|
|8||[Removed:321] "ColdCold" Farah||$3,560|
|9||Dean "TheRealYoshi" Morrow||$2,769|
Thirty-six players managed to earn a cash in today's event, and some of those walking away with a piece of the prize pool include Brian "CleggsOnGG" Frasca (12th - $2,199), Taylor "dripbaeless" Williams (22nd - $1,266), and Barrett "Soil_Brunson" Lipkin (33rd - $1,107).
Final Table Action
The first player to fall at the final table was one who had made a name for himself just yesterday; Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max bracelet winner Dean "TheRealYoshi" Morrow. Morrow found himself in a likely chop spot with ace-king against ace-king, but Nicholas "Mr.Magoo7" Lein made a four-flush to eliminate Morrow. Lein wasn't done there, however, as he quickly knocked out [Removed:321] "ColdCold" Farah and Charles "pokervanman" Alex-Barton in quick succession to bring the table down to six players.
Ben "Tallinn" Gazzola then found the hot hand, and went for a double knockout, waking up with aces when Francis "CheckCheckCh" Sharp and Travis "UnitedWeZag" Herzing both got their short stacks in. No miracles came for Gazzola's opponents, and Gazzola now had a stack to rival Lein's.
Lein then put the pressure on the remaining short stacks, first getting lucky by hitting a flush with rags after putting Conrad "TheReserve" Simpson in preflop, Lein had it the next time he got it in, though, with his ace-queen besting the king-queen of Thomas "96Tears" Davis to bring Lein heads-up with Gazzola with an over 2:1 chip lead.
Gazzola managed to take the chip lead back for a brief period, but lost a monster pot when his king-ten was outkicked by the Big Slick of Lein on a king-high board. Gazzola managed one double, and looked primed for a second when he woke up with aces against the threes of Lein. Lein had one last trick up his sleeve, however, and he made a straight on the river to crack Gazzola's aces, netting Lein a WSOP Gold Bracelet.
One hand after doubling up, "Tallinn" raised to 61,600 from the button, then snapped off their last 796,204 total when "Mr.Magoo7" three-bet shoved in the big blind.
"Tallinn" got a sweat with their aces on the flop as "Mr.Magoo7" picked up an open-ender, but held on the turn. "Mr.Magoo7" would not be denied though, as the river made the straight for "Mr.Magoo7" and earned them the WSOP Gold Bracelet!
A full recap will follow shortly.
"Tallinn" raised to 64,400 from the button, and called when "Mr.Magoo7" three-bet to 229,600 in the big blind.
"Tallinn" called a bet of 153,846 on the flop, and 386,926 on the turn. "Mr.Magoo7" checked the river, and "Tallinn" bet 308,000. "Mr.Magoo7" snapped with , which crushed the of "Tallinn" and left them very short.
The final two players are on a five-minute break.
"Mr.Magoo7" raised to 70,000 from the button, then called when "Tallinn" three-bet to 231,000 in the big blind.
"Tallinn" bet 120,400 on the flop, and "Mr.Magoo7" called.
Both players checked the turn, and "Tallinn" checked the river. "Mr.Magoo7" bet 468,433, and "Tallinn" tank-folded.
"Tallinn" raised to 57,600 from the button, and "Mr.Magoo7" three-bet to 182,400 in the big blind. "Tallinn" called.
"Mr.Magoo7" bet 122,364 on the flop, and "Tallinn" folded.
"Mr.Magoo7" raised to 48,000 on the button, and "Tallinn" three-bet to 177,000 from the big blind. "Mr.Magoo7" four-bet shoved, and "Tallinn" called off for 786,022.
"Mr.Magoo7" finally found themselves on the losing end of an all-in scenario, as the board ran clean for "Tallinn" for a double.