Tyler Denson aka ‘ShipTheShip’ got his first taste of WSOP win at the 2021 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Online event #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack Hold’em. Denson claimed victory after grinding for 12 long hours and defeating a sea of players to win $1,75,700 in prize money.
According to news reports, Denson has won $1,13,445 in live tournaments previously. The poker pro claimed his first ever WSOP win by defeating a field of 416 entries. The event generated a prize pool of $7,69,600 and paid the top 72 players a min-cash of $2,693.
Will Berryl aka ‘willby4’ was bubbled at the 72nd spot. Notable players who made it to the top 72 places included former WSOP bracelet winner, Bryan Piccioli aka ‘Pellepelle’ who got busted at the 47th position for $3,155. Kathy Liebert aka ‘Luckygal’ (27th, $4,695), Galen Hall aka ‘turkmalloy’ (19th, $4,695), Michael Michnik aka ‘Rua11’ (12th, $8,696), and ‘Rocroe’ (10th, $8,696).
Michael Dyer aka ‘helionic’ was the first player to get eliminated from the final table after his six-three suited couldn’t stand against pocket kings of David Dibernardi aka ‘ImDeboGodz.’ It was no surprise since Dyer had already lost a majority of his stake in the previous hand. Following Dyer was Kenneth Neri aka ‘ACE710,’ whose jack-ten lost to the suited ace-king of Denson.
Densen’s ace-queen turned the game in his favour as the flop opened with a queen. Dibernardi’s ace-king did him no good as he busted at the seventh sport for $19,393. The poker pro did not stop there. He went ahead to send off Jeffrey Schwartz aka ‘PlusEv905’ at sixth spot. Schwartz added $26,320 to his bankroll. The next in line was Al Riccobono aka ‘bigal16,’ who was thrown out by Steven Kelly aka ‘Girlcanplay2’ for $36,479.
The final table got its last three players when the river opened to an eight. Demetrios Petrou aka ‘GOGGINS’ lost to Denson’s two-pair. Petrou bowed out in fourth place for $51,409.
Next on Denson’s target was WSOP bracelet winner, Ben Yu aka ‘WhyIsGamora,’ who called off his stack for pocket tens in the big blind, but couldn’t stand Denson’s jack-four as the latter flopped on the jack. Yu took home a pay cheque of $73,958.
The final two fought hard for the title, but Denson managed to emerge victorious. Kelly got his chips all-in with a strong suited king-queen on the preflop against Denson’s suited jack-ten. However, Denson flopped a ten and the river opened to a jack. Sadly Kelly busted at the runner-up spot for $1,08,282.
The 2021 WSOP online series kick-started on July 1st, 2021 and will end with a grand finale tournament on August 1st, 2021.
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